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Jet Plane and Oxbow

Shearwater

Jet Plane and Oxbow

First album of new and original material in 4 years from Jonathan Meiburg's Austin indie/psych rock band, with additional composition/instrumentation by composer Brian Reitzell

ADM rating[?]

7.6

Label
Sub Pop Records
UK Release date
22/01/2016
US Release date
22/01/2016
  1. 9.0 |   Art Rocker

    A masterclass in pop-rock
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    Jet Plane and Oxbow, like the band itself, which has been consistently hitting the pavement and cranking out high-quality products for nearly 15 years, never really lets up
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  3. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    Producer Danny Reisch's Pointillistic approach to sonic detail helps bolster Meiburg's strongest melodies to date
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  4. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Shearwater strikes a proper balance between anxiety and artistry on this new record, a tenuous equilibrium that the world desperately needs to find on its own at the moment
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  5. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    tThe soar and swoop of Meiburg’s voice flies through the album’s rich musicianship
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  6. 8.0 |   music OMH

    A record of confidence and passion, fronted by a man with plenty to say
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  7. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Their form is more or less impeccable, with the swooning vocal melodies of Backchannels and the off-kilter creep of Filaments among its standout elements
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  8. 8.0 |   The FT

    An intense and invigorating set of rock songs
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  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Motorik Neu! beats and Talk Talk-type atmospherics manage to be epic without sounding bombastic
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  10. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    A remarkably polished, alluring, and dignified accomplishment
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  11. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Much like an unexpected static shock

  12. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Uplifting latest from globetrotting ornithologist. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    You’ll be swayed by the passion, even if the message remains unclear
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  14. 8.0 |   The 405

    This is Shearwater taking a leap out of their usual rustic world and it's a world in which they could thrive in the future
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  15. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Not only their grandest statement to date, but their most grounded as well
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  16. 7.0 |   The Music

    Sounds like a band with fresh reserves of energy. It's not Shearwater as you may know them, but as always it's a fascinating listen
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  17. 7.0 |   Gig Soup

    Shearwater‘s best album since 2008’s ‘Rook'
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  18. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It's refreshing to hear them switch things up on this, their seventh full-length release, by writing more immediate pop songs without sacrificing their rich, thoughtfully placed instrumentation
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  19. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    A natural progression for Shearwater, and a nice departure from their typical offerings
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  20. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Jonathan Meiburg and co. try to square '80s synths, indie rock, and politics
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  21. 6.4 |   Earbuddy

    It's what you'd expect from a Shearwater album with one really GREAT song
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  22. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    The sound of a band moving up to the next level with great pizzazz
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  23. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A record that feels like a journey rather than an arrival
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