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Jimmy Eat World


Tenth studio album from the Arizona rockers, produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Paramore, M83, Nine Inch Nails)

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  1. 8.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    This record continues their remarkably consistent run and proves that they are still very much at, or at least near, the top of their game
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    At a lean ten tracks, Surviving quickly makes its point, pushing through years of pain and emotional turmoil by setting sights on a stronger, more confident future
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  3. 8.0 |   Punk News

    I think most will appreciate a band that still feels like art and less like product, and more so, once that reminds us don't just survive -- get out there, seize the day and live
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  4. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    Freed from a singular style or vision, it’s a record that isn’t trying too hard to be anything more than a strong collection of Jimmy Eat World songs – and on that level it expertly delivers
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    There's undeniable power on display here. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Clash

    Whether there’s enough on offer here to convert any naysayers remains to be seen. But ten albums and 25 years into their career, it’s pretty obvious that Jimmy Eat World are here to stay
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  7. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    Ten albums in, Jimmy Eat World show no signs of slowing down – if anything, they’re thriving
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  8. 7.0 |   The Music

    It’s like greeting a very old friend – even though they never seem to have anything new to talk about, you still listen and you still love them
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  9. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    The beloved Arizona emo band’s latest is a solid, self-aware effort, missing only a few risks
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  10. 6.0 |   NME

    Frontman Jim Adkins has explained that this album helped him process the demons from his past. It's bold, brave and – ultimately – defiant
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  11. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    If you're a diehard fan, you could give Surviving a chance, but if you're only a fan of their pop punk and emo efforts, it's best to skip this one
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