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The Armed


Fourth full-length album from the Detroit hardcore punk collective produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou

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Sargent House
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  1. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    The naked ear will identify ‘ULTRAPOP’ as a colossal, mangled mess but beneath the walls of guitar, piston-like drumming and contorted electronics, there are songs and hooks but not as you’d expect
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    ULTRAPOP is a beautiful storm, dense, monstrous, vital, and aching to break free
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  3. 8.6 |   Paste Magazine

    The enigmatic punk band’s fourth album is a master class in making chaos catchy
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  4. 8.2 |   Pitchfork

    The third album from the Detroit collective is an exceptional melding of hardcore, noise, and pop. Abstract concepts aside, the Armed makes thunderous and discordant music move with great finesse
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  5. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The Armed take no prisoners on the equally brutal and melodic ULTRAPOP
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  6. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    It’s not something you’re going to dip in and out of on a whim, but when you’re in, you won’t want to leave
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  7. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    The Armed are reasserting the role of the art rather than the artist, and they're having fun with it
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  8. 7.1 |   Beats Per Minute

    Those hoping for the band to push themselves in a new direction are going to be slightly disappointed, while those who have vibed with this collective since day one will like appreciate what ULTRAPOP for what it is – another album by The Armed
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