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Moth

Chairlift

Moth

Third album from Brooklyn-based synthpop duo Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly

ADM rating[?]

7.1

Label
Columbia
UK Release date
22/01/2016
US Release date
22/01/2016
  1. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A modern pop gem – seductive, nuanced, sophisticated and, perhaps most importantly, continued progress
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  2. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s Chairlift at their most vulnerable, but also at their most jubilant
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  3. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    A breezy, immensely enjoyable pop record that provides just the amount of pep that you’ll need to make it through the winter
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  4. 8.0 |   FasterLouder

    A pop album that challenges at some corners and delivers pure satisfaction at others
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Chairlift make a strong claim to being one of pop music's best songwriting teams, with the production and vocal chops to bring their compositions fully and vibrantly to life
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    A sweet spot between modern pop simplicity and mildly arty weirdness that only a few of the many practitioners of this sound can consistently hit
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  7. 8.0 |   The 405

    as a collection Moth is both fascinating and fun, demonstrative of what can be achieved when you focus on substance over style
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  8. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    When they nail it – see also No Such Thing, Crying in Public and Polymorphing – they don’t just fly close to pop’s flame, they ignite it
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  9. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    The duo’s best and most cohesive album to date
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  10. 8.0 |   Spin

    The most impressive thing about Moth is the way it manages to wrap a more compact frame around Chairlift’s spiraling colors without dulling the final product
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  11. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    This is pop that wants to show you what it’s made of
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  12. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    They’ve focused on piecing together a brisker version of their signature sound
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  13. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The subtle electronics of closer ‘No Such Thing’ are a welcome mood-shifter, a reminder of the overall substantial creative leap Chairlift have undertook with this record
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  14. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    A record where love, music and love for music come together beautifully
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  15. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Chairlift has an unfortunate history of being under-appreciated
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  16. 6.0 |   NOW

    Like many pop acts' full-lengths, this is an album of singles
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  17. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Moth is polished, poppy fun
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  18. 6.0 |   Gig Soup

    ‘Moth' is yet another step forward for Chairlift, but one that’s easier to admire than it is to love
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  19. 6.0 |   Earbuddy

    In the band’s attempt at ensuring fans that they haven’t sold out, the band makes a play for mediocrity
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  20. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Wry, predictable indie fodder
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  21. 6.0 |   music OMH

    Some of it good, some of it frankly inconsequential...it’s by no means a bad album, but at this stage Chairlift are strictly second division
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  22. 6.0 |   DIY

    Chairlift have found themselves creating something far more barmy, bold and exhilarating than ever before
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  23. 4.0 |   The Observer

    Slick but uninspired
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