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White Stuff

Royal Trux

White Stuff

Tenth album and first in 19 years from the Washington DC alt.rock band who reformed in 2015

ADM rating[?]

6.9

Label
Fat Possum
UK Release date
01/03/2019
US Release date
01/03/2019
  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Everything is tweaked and buzzed up, flanged, phased and fuzzed out, so every surface fizzes with narcotic electricity
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  2. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    After 19 years of silence, Royal Trux returns rejuvenated and unleashes an old-school, energetic, and fun ride in White Stuff
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Royal Trux remain unique, one of a kind: still going wrong like a hydrogen bomb
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The riffs, cutting a swathe through dense electronic meltdown, are the strongest they've engineered, together or apart, since 1997's Accelerator. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Trux life feels more brilliantly warped than ever. Print edition only

  6. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    For all the admirers and imitators Royal Trux have amassed in absentia, no one else can make music like this
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  7. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    The world is better with Royal Trux’s chaos in it
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    While fans of Royal Trux's inventiveness might find more of that in Hagerty's and Herrema's solo work, White Stuff is still another entertaining part of a reunion that once seemed impossible
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  9. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema don’t suffer from the combination of timidity and laziness that gave us ‘Indie Cindy’. A personal split and a thirteen year drift has left both with reputable output apart rather than draining their creative partnership
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  10. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Hearing Hagerty and Herrema stay true to their ethos after 30-plus years offers its own satisfactions. Consider the comeback complete
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  11. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    Influential they sure were, for better or worse, but right now, as heroically, monumentally crazed and unconventional they may be, Royal Trux are more a curio than compelling
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  12. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    11 perfectly listenable songs that are not quite as interesting as the ideas that lie beneath them
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  13. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Reunited with groove to spare
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  14. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    With such a long break to contend with, White Stuff is a welcome return even if it is uneven
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  15. 6.0 |   The 405

    Finds them treading over well-worn territory that ultimately falls a little flat in places
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  16. 4.8 |   Earbuddy

    Even if the sloppy execution is part of the charm, the songs themselves just kind of meander rather than wallop you
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