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Tropical Fuck Storm


Second album from the Melbourne art-punk band led by ex-The Drones members Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin

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  1. 9.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    I don't think I've ever listened to an album as attuned to the decay and mould of the world around it as this one
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  2. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    This is emphatically a headphones listen, especially for picking up the quieter moments of cacophony. It’s in the noisier moments that you’ll really appreciate having a good sound system for the album
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  3. 8.0 |   The Music

    We really have to appreciate Tropical Fuck Storm while they’re around because no one else can make dense political rackets such twisted fun
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A thrilling, high-minded mess
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Highlights include storm opener "Paradise," the semi-rapped title track, the funky "The Planet Of Straw Man" and closing song "Maria 63"

  6. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    A tumultuous and compelling listen
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    As droll as it is challenging. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Braindrops does its work on a subliminal level of implication and subtlety
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  9. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Holding their gaze firmly on the worst of us, TFS deliver an essential second album of strange structures, strange topics, and a lot of ferocious noise
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  10. 8.0 |   DIY

    These are strange, strange times and here you have a band strange enough to capture that
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  11. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Madness drips from every facet of Braindrops
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  12. 7.0 |   All Music

    Tropical Fuck Storm are fast becoming a watering hole for listeners with a thirst for the weird, and on Braindrops, they have eschewed formulas to such an extent that they are now staring back through the dimensional mirror with wry smiles and killer tunes
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  13. 6.4 |   Pitchfork

    The Melbourne punk quartet sift through the grubbiest entrails of politics and internet culture, but their perspective sounds stilted
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