Slowdive   Slowdive
3.8
excellent
Release Date: 2017
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3.5 greatA : w.e.b. CONTRIBUTOR | March 28th 17

oh my goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

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0.0 mentally unhinged | April 1st 17

"1. Shlomo"
"8. Falling Ashes"

slowdive goes full 1488


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5.0 classicBrushedRed | April 19th 17

Maybe I'm crazy, maybe I'm biased when it comes to Slowdive (or maybe I'm a little bit of both), but this is hands-down one of the best albums I've heard this year, and may possibly become the best I've heard by the end of the year. I get that it's natural to be a little concerned after the release of "Star Roving," and I'll admit that was my first thought too. It's a great song, but it recalls a lot of generic nu-gaze sound that's been popular throughout the 2010's. Fortunately, the song grew on me quite a bit, and it's also the only misstep on this album. I was afraid that maybe they'd sound more like a wannabe Slowdive rather than the real deal. Thankfully I was wrong. This recalls a lot of Slowdive's older work, namely Just for a Day (there's a little Souvalki sprinkled in as well with "No Longer Making Time" and "Don't Know Why"), and brings it to the present. Rachel's voice is just as ethereal and soothing as it was in the 90's. The tremolo wails of the guitar are everywhere. Neil's voice, though definitely taking on some age, is still just as lovely, and the age actually brings a new dimension to the sound I think. There's just so much here to love. "Slowmo" and "No Longer Making Time" are some of my favorites from Slowdive. I went into this with subpar-for-Slowdive expectations, especially after "Star Roving," but wow.. Incredible album, everything here just blew me away. Slowdive has aged wonderfully. Best thing since Souvlaki. Prolly gonna move this up after some time passes. Fuck it, it's a 5.

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1.5 very poordreamgauze | April 21st 17

worst shoegaze comeback of the decade, it's a snore

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4.5 superbOiPerkeleMeow | March 28th 17

Holly shit the new single "Sugar for the Pill" is so good I'm jamming it so hard rn.

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4.0 excellentBen Kuettel STAFF | April 20th 17

An excellent collection of dreamy shoegaze tracks, ranging from melancholy to more upbeat tracks. The dual vocals really elevate the songs, and the band have not lost their touch after 20 years.

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3.5 greatpower up the bass cannon | April 18th 17

iTunes switched to Four Tet halfway through the album and I thought "damn son they really amped up the electronics on
this one"

EDIT: Slomo kinda sounds like Banshee Beat at points woa

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4.0 excellentPieceoffshit | April 24th 17
3.5 greatelbaliem | April 23rd 17
3.0 goodTheSpaceMan | April 23rd 17
4.5 superbmeenwolf131 | April 22nd 17
4.0 excellentGreem | April 22nd 17
4.0 excellentM. S. Nielsen | April 21st 17
4.0 excellentLoungeFly23 | April 21st 17
3.5 greatZeta | April 21st 17
4.0 excellentAaron | April 20th 17
4.0 excellentGmemberKills | April 20th 17
5.0 classicWhiteOwl | April 20th 17
2.0 poor3 hours of experimental techno | April 20th 17
3.5 greatChortles | April 20th 17
3.5 greatEvan Mester | April 20th 17
4.5 superbkevin david | April 20th 17
3.0 goodFrank like rating things 3.5 | April 20th 17
4.0 excellentDoctorBrule | April 19th 17
4.0 excellentManiac | April 19th 17
3.5 greatPaabL | April 19th 17
3.5 greatti0n | April 19th 17
4.0 excellentDarkNoctus | April 19th 17
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3.5 greatSwarm | April 19th 17
4.5 superbkashmir23 | April 19th 17
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3.5 greatSkabechee | April 18th 17
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4.0 excellentLucid | April 18th 17

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