Boris & Ian Astbury


Sludge metal on this collaboration between the Cult frontman and Japanese drone merchants

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Southern Lord
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  1. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    An exhilarating 20 minutes
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Print edition only

  4. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    It seems a little premature to judge this partnership, but I’m certain we have not heard the best of this coming together. Fingers crossed
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  5. 7.0 |   Subba Cultcha

    Astbury can still talk the talk and Boris are a strikingly clever band
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  6. 6.0 |   Eye Weekly

    BXI is a worthwhile curiosity — and it’s definitely a step up from Astbury posing as the Lizard King
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  7. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    While there is enough on BXI to make this an interesting experiment, none of the results give me any desire for more
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  8. 6.0 |   The Quietus

    If this collaboration brings Boris to a wider, more mainstream rock audience, then it's worthwhile for that reason alone
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  9. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    What is surprising is how much of a factor Astbury is, and how underwhelming Boris seem
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  10. 5.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Potentially, the project was a firecracker; with Boris acquiescing so readily, it’s nothing more than a vehicle for Astbury to prove just how unwilling he is to change his delivery to fit
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