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The album is the band's first without producer/multi-instrumentalist Chris Walla.

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April 1st, 2015

The album is the band's first without producer/multi-instrumentalist Chris Walla.

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    The indie folk artist's latest uplifts even as it distresses.

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    The British trio's latest is a plodding, derivative exercise in empty rage that blatantly mines from its 1997 smash The Fat of the Land.

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    Unabashedly wordy and awkwardly charming, the Australian's debut LP is a candid hit.

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