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White Denim


Psychedelia, prog, garage, country, funk and who knows what else amalgamated into the Texan quartet's 4th album

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  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Spiky trickster rhythms with sleek country-rock harmonies and serpentine guitar breaks
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  2. 10.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    While D contains strange time signatures, proggy flute solos and syncopation aplenty, it soon reveals itself to be a work for the heart as well as the mind
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  3. 9.0 |   Bowlegs

    You need White Denim’s latest long player. It rocks. Just buy it. It’s as simple as that
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  4. 9.0 |

    Without any fanfare, or even any expectation, White Denim have released the best record of the year
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  5. 8.5 |   State

    Who knows where they’ll go from here but, on this form, White Denim could be capable of anything
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  6. 8.0 |   Clash

    A complex, expansive and expressive work of art
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  7. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Whether White Denim are playing glowing, Lee Hazlewood-style country or chugging, meaty metal: the sound is always unmistakably their own
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  8. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Combine the drive of a hardcore band with sinuous virtuosity and cavalier genre-hopping
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  9. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Think The Who in their pomp, but with some freaky-deaky melodies in the works
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  10. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Their most thrillingly off-kilter record to date. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Q

    Another joyous rampage through rock's dusty attic. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The freakouts are mathematically calibrated, come with joyous hooks, and can coalesce into something conventionally heroic. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    They're like a jam band that refuses to be boring
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  14. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Prog and garage rock, together again at last!
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  15. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    D is one for the record books, if not because it’s an overflowing melting pot of talent and ideas, then because of how many times you’ll find yourself hitting the play button again
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  16. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Sometimes enthralling, sometimes maddening
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  17. 7.5 |   BBC

    While White Denim have a tendency to enthusiastically overcook things, ultimately it’s their sheer audacity – allied to some strong tunes - that makes D hard to resist
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  18. 7.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    White Denim’s attention to detail is superb, but everything just fits together
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  19. 7.0 |   NME

    A breathless fusion played at dumbfounding speed
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  20. 7.0 |   Blurt

    Although the name of White Denim's new album is simply D, a more deserving title might be "B" for the effort put into the Austin band's fourth full-length
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  21. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    White Denim's inherent restlessness means that all the band's releases feel transitional to a degree, but D's measured restraint points toward the best possible direction for them
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  22. 6.5 |   Prefix

    It’s a record that seems to be a fork in the road for the band, perhaps bridging their past with a more-focused future
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  23. 6.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    Lacks the confidence of their last effort, but is saved by moments of inspiration
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  24. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Strip away those inedible charred morsels and you'll still be left with ample delicacies
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  25. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Comes closer than ever to matching outcome with promise
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