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Album number sixteen from the Athens, Georgia experimental indie rock artist Kevin Barnes

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  1. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    There’s no getting away from it – Of Montreal’s UR Fun is a proper giddy listen
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  2. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    Barnes nails the 1980s vibe perfectly, without sounding like he’s trying to place something on the Fast Times at Ridgemont High reboot soundtrack. Although, having said that, if someone does decide to reboot that film, UR FUN should be the entire soundtrack
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  3. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    Barnes never forgets to remain charming and fun and it shows in spades throughout the release
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  4. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    With tunes for dancing, thrashing and falling apart, of Montreal’s latest effort is a fitting start to 2020
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  5. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    While Of Montreal's brand of pop music has often been brainy and verbose, these songs offer simpler pleasures. UR FUN is, well, fun
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  6. 7.0 |   music OMH

    What this album shows is that Barnes and his band are still capable of providing a soundtrack to the best party you’ll never be invited to
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  7. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    Bright and catchy, memorable but disposable
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  8. 6.3 |   Earbuddy

    While much of UR FUN runs the gamut of Barnes’ genre influences, there’s more of a rock influence to this album than we’ve heard from of Montreal recently
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  9. 6.0 |   Crack

    Barnes is at his best when he’s playfully dipping into the peaks and valleys of a deepening romantic relationship
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  10. 5.9 |   Pitchfork

    Setting lovelorn lyrics atop blissful melodies and ’80s bubblegum production, Kevin Barnes’ latest album wields his habitual twee escapism like a shield
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