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Dear

Boris

Dear

Latest release from the prolific Japanese experimental noise rock trio marks the 25th anniversary of their formation

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Sargent House
UK Release date
14/07/2017
US Release date
14/07/2017
  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The work of a group of experimentalists with all their faculties on full power
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  2. 8.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Boris doesn't have any obligation to still be putting out records this captivating, but Dear most certainly captivates
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  3. 8.4 |   Gig Soup

    They’re as vital and wildly idiosyncratic now as they’ve ever been and remain an uncompromising and ambiguous entity
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    If you dig deep enough, it's an album filled with surprises from a band that continue to impress
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    Boris again prove their mettle as rock leviathans
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    NEW Celebrate their quarter century in seismic style. Print edition only

  7. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    On Dear, the Japanese trio hones in on their most essential quality—the ability to wrest subtlety from thick layers of distortion and volume
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  8. 6.9 |   Paste Magazine

    About hour and a half worth of protracted drone metal, inexorable as creeping insanity. It’s psychedelic in a chthonic way and sounds as though it was recorded live in an underground cavern
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  9. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    A nightcap on a career that stretches longer than the road ahead
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  10. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Excels in gurgles and squelches but the more standard use of guitars is grating – overly serious and not exciting
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  11. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    While Dear is full of fun moments, it is a slog. Its fairly monotonous drone, while a defining characteristic of Boris' sound, gets rather wearisome after a while to the more casual listener
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  12. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    While intended as a love letter to their longtime fans, this 23rd LP from the Japanese rockers feels more like an optimal entry point for newcomers
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