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Debut album from the Atlanta, Georgia experimental post-rock trio

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  1. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    There’s just so much going on, so much to wonder at
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  2. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    The sound and presence that the band creates is a co-existence of gospel, industrial and a swathe of other musical and artistic influences, from Bboy Breakbeat to Dadaism
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    All of these seemingly disparate historical musical elements are distilled in such a startling manner, they carve something new from the fragments. This is a stunning debut
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Provocative, challenging, and nothing short of a triumph
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  5. 8.0 |   The 405

    While gospel and punk seem to be inherently at odds with one another, Algiers has beautifully and powerfully illustrated that they share much in common
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  6. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    It’s unlikely that this album will achieve legendary status but there are more than enough signs here to suggest something massive might be around the corner
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  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    An astonishing debut from an essential new band
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  8. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    It’s a thumping, throbbing, gripping affair, a place where a track titled Irony. Utility. Pretext makes complete and utter sense when you fall under its tribal, hypnotic spell
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  9. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    If the album proves unrelentingly pessimistic in its worldview, Algiers do at least leave us with the faintest of silver linings
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  10. 7.0 |   NME

    ‘Algiers’ is often akin to a more abrasive UNKLE album: full of lung-busting gospel vocals, drum machines and scrawly goth guitar
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  11. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    One of the rare new acts with a truly original sound
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  12. 7.0 |   Gig Soup

    Not a perfect or an unbelievably polished debut album. But it does showcase a band that in the coming years could be a real force in both music and politics
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  13. 7.0 |   Uncut

    There's a lot going on here. Print edition only

  14. 6.0 |   DIY

    Algiers haven’t found themselves a niche; they’ve dug out a trench and settled in for war
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  15. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Enjoyable in small doses
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