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Injury Reserve

Injury Reserve

Injury Reserve

Debut full-length album from the Arizona-based alternative rap trio

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  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A feat of thrilling diversity
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  2. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Injury Reserve have proven their versatility with a debut record that is sometimes manic, sometimes spacious, yet captivating throughout
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  3. 8.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    It's an understanding of their craft - an acceptance of its boundaries - and a willingness to grow. It is, at once, an open-mindedness, and a readiness to cut through the bullshit - a sound that undercuts pretention with humour, humour with consequence, and consequence with growth
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  4. 8.0 |   The 405

    Injury Reserve’s debut record surpasses any and all expectations as a seamless concoction of serious topics flawlessly juxtaposed by extraterrestrial sounds, humor and righteous anger
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Stepa J. Groggs and Ritchie with a T are solid, if not remarkable, rappers. And that's fine. What sets them apart is that they feel like real dudes
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  6. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Injury Reserve’s sound encompasses everything great about the last forty years of rap music while simultaneously managing to sound totally distinct from it
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  7. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The oddball Phoenix rap trio traffic in wild, boundary-pushing production and playfully anarchic bars
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  8. 6.0 |   Q

    Channels an abrasive energy akin to early SoundCloud rap. Print edition only

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