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A Fever Dream

Everything Everything

A Fever Dream

Fourth LP from the Manchester-based indie pop and art rock band

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  1. 9.5 |   The 405

    An album that unflinchingly surveys the personal and societal tolls that the year’s seismic shifts in national and global politics have taken, all whilst continuing to push at the borders of what a pop song can be
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  2. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Over the top? Yeah. Misanthropic? Frequently. Inspiring? Bloody hell, yes. One of our best – certainly one of our most interesting – bands has played another blinder
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  3. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Everything Everything continue to push their creativity and abilities as a group on A Fever Dream, shifting and adapting their sound while retaining their knack for melody, challenging rhythms and standout lyricism
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  4. 9.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Is there a better British band right now than Everything Everything? After listening to A FEver Dream there's a strong argument to say not
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  5. 8.7 |   Gig Soup

    A more polished and focussed album than their previous efforts, 'A Fever Dream' is a triumph of eclectic sounds and memorable lyrics that makes for their best album yet
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  6. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s their most conceptual piece to date, and while it might not be as immediate as the last, its brilliance is revealed with patience
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  7. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    The best front-to-back album that Everything Everything has yet crafted. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Q

    Might just be Everything Everything's most human record to date. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Potent, frequently explosive stuff. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Clash

    Further cements the idea that the Manchester outfit will one day be considered as one of art-pop’s true greats
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  11. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The leap from early records Arc and Man Alive to 2015’s remarkable Get to Heaven does, however, dwarf that of the step to Fever Dream, whose vibrant artistry offers comparatively less novelty
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  12. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Four albums in finds them throughout Fever Dream constantly challenging musical and cultural conventions
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  13. 8.0 |   NME

    Of their four albums to date, ‘A Fever Dream’ is by far the most focused
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  14. 8.0 |   All Music

    Altogether, A Fever Dream is confrontational, warped, emotionally and aurally high-contrast, and full of turmoil, but reliable in its infectiousness
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  15. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    An astounding album: anxiety-inducing, perhaps, but also appropriate
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  16. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Everything Everything remain one of the only bands that you can dance joyfully to songs with lyrics like “Pin the bunting on the gallows”
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  17. 8.0 |   DIY

    It takes the band’s chart-topping ambition and runs with it
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  18. 8.0 |   The FT

    This is music that shimmers and bristles with warmth and invention. An accomplished piece of work
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  19. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    Full of surreal vignettes that reflect our increasingly nightmarish world
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  20. 7.0 |   The Observer

    Musically, there’s a playful restlessness throughout, with rock and electronica constantly being twisted into imaginative shapes
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  21. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It’s an end of the summer album alternative for intellectuals who prefer to sit and think about all aspects of contemporary life rather than dance mindlessly to the same old songs about love on a party yacht
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  22. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    Everything Everything continue to convey their bottomless ideas effortlessly, chained to the rhythm, even if their dizzying dance is beginning to show signs of fatigue
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  23. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Commendable ambitions, uneven results. Print edition only

  24. 6.0 |   The Music

    As the album wears on it sounds as if the wind's been taken out of their sails
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  25. 6.0 |   Crack

    For the most part Everything Everything bizarrely sound like club remix versions of their own songs
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  26. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    They have never played it safe and therein lies their true appeal
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