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Transgender Dysphoria Blues

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Transgender Dysphoria Blues

The Florida melodic punk quartet's 6th album and first since leader Laura Jane Grace came out as transgendered in 2012

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  1. 9.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Catchy and important as fuck. Listen to it
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  2. 9.3 |   Paste Magazine

    Transgender Dysphoria Blues is a perfect storm of great songwriting paired with some timely, frank admissions from Grace
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  3. 9.0 |   All Music

    The trick of the album is how the music - simple, hookier than most Against Me! music - sells the story, underscoring the universal elements of this very specific story
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  4. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    Transgender Dysphoria Blues is a lot of different things – a landmark record, a singer-songwriter story, a punk opera – adopted into a sound so powerful that you forget all that while listening to it
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  5. 8.0 |   Crack

    This record ain’t flawless, but that’s not what Against Me! is
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  6. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    We may want to make Grace a symbol of something, take her struggle with identity and expression and render it a simplified abstraction, but this rollicking, excellent rock record wants none of that
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  7. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The lyrics are intense – addiction, loss, gender politics, mortality – but LJG has a knack for transmuting it all into gutsy, powerchord catharsis
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  8. 8.0 |   DIY

    We can’t choose how we’re made but we can choose what we make, and what Against Me! have crafted here is nothing short of exceptional
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  9. 8.0 |   A.V. Club

    There are a lot of questions asked throughout Transgender Dysphoria Blues, and it only adds to the accessibility of Against Me!’s regained pop-punk power
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  10. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Here, as in all of Against Me!’s best work, punk is rendered not as a detached political ethos but simply as the will to survive when the world around you tells you to cave in
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  11. 8.0 |   Spin

    The self-released approach, scrapped-together band, and 29-minute running time should only shock those who expected this to be a huge statement by Grace on anyone's terms but her own
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  12. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Punk has always been about disruption of order, and this new revolution that Laura Jane Grace leads doesn't surrender her identity, it reclaims it
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  13. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    These songs have just as much heart as they do guts, and the LP stands as Against Me!’s first forward looking album since Searching For A Former Clarity
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  14. 7.0 |   NME

    Against Me!’s sixth album, is not simply music to carve an apple bong to
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  15. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It's an inspiring LP – it takes balls to come out this way, in this genre. Godspeed, sister
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  16. 6.0 |   The Observer

    This refreshing concept album now explores the complexities of double lives, love and loyalty, while remaining as accessible and pogo-friendly as Green Day
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