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At this point, the only constant from album to album is the band’s dedication to ambition.

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January 19th, 2018

At this point, the only constant from album to album is the band’s dedication to ambition.

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    It’s not like Ed Sheeran is gonna take us where BRMC can.

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    Anyone who discovered COC at the band’s popular height should be satisfied with this effective return to the familiar.

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    Bassist Nate Brenner partners with leader Merrill Garbus for an approachable and dancey record.

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    The trio strives to expand its sound on its first album in seven years.

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    Where did Slowdive, LCD Soundsystem, Shamir and SZA place on our lists?

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    Candy Warpop, Hard Pipe Hitters, Illicitor, LAM and The Rhyolite Sound.

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    The record’s sequencing adds to its abrasive moments.

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    When you’re making U2 music that’s only as good as Snow Patrol, it’s time to reassess.

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    Songs that follow his formula of sexually-charged R&B/soul can feel odd filtered through a political lens.

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    The first sounds are birds chirping—and then an unsettled digital squiggle that sounds like a squeaking robo-mouse.

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    The R&B/gospel legend wrote lyrics for three songs, stressing the importance of love while acknowledging racism and politician deception.

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    Its aimless and erratic lyrics—and largely underwhelming melodies—threatening to undermine the sweep of his voice and the instrumental robustness of his band.

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    Her rampant vocal manipulation is distracting and distancing, while overuse of digital gloss robs other songs of personality.

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    Of course, such sentiments hit hardest when accompanied by magical melodies, and the LP largely succeeds.

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    It all comes together on the excellent title track, which could someday stand as the band’s “Stairway to Heaven.”

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    The album ends on a strong note with “Pray,” a Timbaland- and gospel choir-assisted R&B number.

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    “Feels Like Summer” sounds like Maroon 5’s recent dance-pop efforts.

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    It’s a portal to the past, not a road to the future.

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