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The Long Goodbye

Pere Ubu

The Long Goodbye

Latest release from the Cleveland, Ohio experimental rock band formed in 1975 and fronted by founding member David Thomas is inspired by Raymond Chandler's 1953 novel

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  1. 10.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Like paintings hung in a gallery – the gallery, in this case, being The Long Goodbye, masterpieces take a strange and unnerving light
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  2. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Pere Ubu's The Long Goodbye is an amazing achievement that accomplishes its mission of encapsulating a 45-year career with wit and aplomb
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  3. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    Thankfully for fans of their truly unique music, Thomas has apparently responded well to treatment and he’s no longer sure that this will be his last album. The thought that it might have been, however, appears to have been a driving factor in reimagining Pere Ubu’s sound for this remarkable release
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Even by their standards, this is a wild and challenging album - coming full circle rarely sounds this exhilarating
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Thomas lurches from surrealist poetry to impressionistic short stories, like a hybrid of Captain Beefheart and Ernest Hemingway. Print edition only

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