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White Is Relic / Irrealis Mood

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White Is Relic / Irrealis Mood

Album number fifteen from the Athens, Georgia experimental indie rock group finds Kevin Barnes working mostly alone

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  1. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Barnes has a once again solid outing under the of Montreal moniker on an album that is as quirky as it is seamless
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  2. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Barnes shows that he has grasped and mastered the exhilaration and anxiety of the dance floor
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  3. 7.5 |   The 405

    There won’t be another album that comes out this year that sounds like White is Relic/Irrealis Mood
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  4. 7.4 |   Earbuddy

    Much like Innocence Reaches, this is a highly danceable album
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  5. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    Citing influences from DJ Screw to James Baldwin, Kevin Barnes’ latest is a maximalist dance party about our simulated realities
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  6. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    It's pleasant and poppy, but if you don't get around to listening, no sweat — knowing Barnes, there will be another album in a year or two
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  7. 7.0 |   All Music

    Taken together, White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood offers convoluted yet catchy dance-rock that lures with flamboyant basslines while capturing a dancing-while-anxious Zeitgeist
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  8. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Love and paranoia go hand in hand for singer-songwriter Kevin Barnes on White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood
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  9. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Kevin Barnes is back to experimenting. But this time around he drapes the weirdness in a layer of danceable grooves
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  10. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood is, in essence, a very solid new of Montreal album. But have there been enough of those now? For many people who got on board a decade ago, of Montreal’s career has become a priapic, confusing blur
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  11. 4.0 |   DIY

    A rich but straggling album
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