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Blue Skies


Blue Skies

Fourth full-length album from the Chicago indie rock trio produced by the band's guitarist Jason Balla

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  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    Blue Skies elevates Dehd's mysterious auras, thoughtful experimentation, and strong songwriting, but reaches its highest levels of beauty and intensity when the band shares more of their unobscured personalities
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Each song is catchy and evocative on its own, and taken together they feel casually masterly

  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    With Blue Skies, the production is crisper, the melodies are sharper, the moods hit deeper and Dehd seem ready to conquer the indie rock world — from Glasgow to Chicago, and everywhere in between
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  4. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Whereas Flower of Devotion captured the precariousness and uncertainty of the last two years, on Blue Skies, Kempf, Balla, and McGrady have found solid ground beneath their feet
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  5. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    The album packs a lot of ideas — and songs — into its brief 33-minute runtime, preventing almost any song from overstaying its welcome
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  6. 7.9 |   Paste Magazine

    The Chicago trio are loose but grounded on their Flower of Devotion follow-up
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  7. 7.7 |   Beats Per Minute

    Post-punk bands tend to veer dark and brooding, but Dehd avoid that here, putting all of their energy into sunny anthems filled with dizzying coos, lighthearted hooks and charming rhythms. It all helps them bounce across the record and into our hearts for good
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  8. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    The Chicago three-piece hasn’t changed a thing about its streamlined indie rock, evoking youthful abandon and the ache of distantly-recalled bliss
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