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A Distant Call

Sheer Mag

A Distant Call

Second album from the Philadelphia rock five-piece

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  1. 8.5 |   Paste Magazine

    Sheer Mag keep proving that raging against the system can also be a raging party
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  2. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Philly rockers broaden their scope while retaining their DIY appeal on fierce yet poignant second LP
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  3. 8.0 |   Crack

    From the album’s opening yowl, the band’s derailed train energy matches the righteous fervour of Halladay’s lyrics
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    Sheer Mag are one of the most loveable rock bands on the planet. Their second album is a semi-concept album about strife, struggle and the desire to overcome. There’s a defiant hero in each of these songs and, riff after riff, you’re rooting for them to win
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    It won't bring down the establishment, but it does light a bonfire under their arses. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The 405

    Sheer Mag continue subtly refining their sound without sacrificing the fiery spirit of the music itself
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  7. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    The Philadelphia band return with a glorious sheen on their pro-worker, pro-barroom rock’n’roll
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  8. 7.5 |   Earbuddy

    Just lean jams that flirt with pop but come off more as stadium anthems
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  9. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The Philly punks fight back against a world turned on its head
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  10. 7.0 |   Uncut

    A Distant Call is full of songs that are pretty good, but it rarely stops you in your tracks. Print edition only

  11. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    The PA quartet's strongest effort into sonic expansion
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  12. 7.0 |   Punk News

    A Distant Call will continue to allow them to be an enigma in the rock scene winning over any audience that crosses their path
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  13. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    A Distant Call is a serviceable rock album, but one made by a confused band
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  14. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s refreshing to hear a band putting a hopeful message of solidarity back into blue-collar rock
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