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Imperium

Blouse

Imperium

The Portland dream-pop trio take a less electronic approach in their follow up to 2011's synthy eponymous debut

ADM rating[?]

6.5

Label
Captured Tracks
UK Release date
16/09/2013
US Release date
17/09/2013
  1. 7.9 |   Bowlegs

    Imperium is a state of ‘Absolute rule’ and ‘supreme power’, a definition that is an apt parallel to the mastery that Blouse have of their craft
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  2. 7.5 |   The 405

    This time around, they've gone for something more powerful, and this new-found strength manifests itself in unexpected ways
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  3. 7.0 |   music OMH

    An album that ably melds together ‘80s coldness and ‘90s warmth, and then brings it right up to date
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  4. 7.0 |   All Music

    Rating only
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  5. 7.0 |   DIY

    Its quirky charms and understated directness more often than not outweigh its faults
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  6. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    The band is making a conscious push to distance itself from those electro-tinged beginnings
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  7. 6.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s a nice take on their style, and one that’ll go down a storm with fans, but whether it has lasting power after the initial “Wow, this is new!” is yet to be seen
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  8. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    A mix of the contrarily scruffy and the magnetically mesmerizing
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  9. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    More homage than innovation, and while it further preserves the integrity of early indie rock, it only hints that Blouse is more than a revival act
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  10. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Starting fresh on a new route rather than continuing down the old one, they’ve got a long way to travel if they want to arrive at a well-rounded psych pop record
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