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In Spades

The Afghan Whigs

In Spades

Eighth studio album from the Ohio alt.rock band and second since they reformed in 2011

ADM rating[?]

7.7

Label
Sub Pop
UK Release date
05/05/2017
US Release date
05/05/2017
  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The Afghan Whigs grapple with the subconscious on the blinding In Spades
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  2. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    This is the best thing Dulli has put his name to since Blackberry Belle
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  3. 8.5 |   The 405

    How many bands can you stop and think of that have been around for that long and still continue to make music as challenging and thrilling as this? Not many can pull it off but, The Afghan Whigs do
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Dulli and company manage to elatedly deliver everything long-standing fans crave in an Afghan Whigs album — and they do so in spades
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Matches some of their best work. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A deeper return to that midnight shade of soul frontman Greg Dulli long ago made his own. The grungy tenor of the previous album is now mostly absent. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A thrillingly impassioned addition to their catalogue. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Back with some of the old swagger
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  9. 8.0 |   The Music

    They've found a stronger creative line into the dark heart and soul of what made their music so compelling the first time around
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  10. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    On their second reunion album, the Afghan Whigs craft a layered exploration of the fluid nature of memory and how experiences shape us as individuals
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  11. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Soulful alt-rockers' second wave continues
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  12. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Dulli has never sounded better. If you ever loved the Whigs you will love this
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  13. 8.0 |   music OMH

    There’s a lot of love and a lot of sorrow on display here and it’s impossible not to be moved as the album reaches its climax. Into The Floor blows the roof off and provides In Spades with a fitting close
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  14. 7.9 |   Earbuddy

    Reminds us of why Afghan Whigs were so innovative in their prime
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  15. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    Bolstered again by the louche and ravaged voice of singer Greg Dulli, the latest from the indie rock icons is delightfully stuffed with romance and rancor
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  16. 7.6 |   Paste Magazine

    The great thing about In Spades, is that the Afghan Whigs have fully recommitted to their singular, weird hurter-and-hurt dynamic
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  17. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Greg Dulli fronts a leaner, tighter band worthy of celebration
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  18. 7.3 |   Gig Soup

    Ultimately, what The Afghan Whigs lose in overarching narrative, they make up with surprising musical coherency
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  19. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Just as moody and noirish as the band’s best work
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  20. 4.0 |   The Independent

    The results are spiritually exhausting
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