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New Me, Same Us

Little Dragon

New Me, Same Us

Sixth album of dreamy trip hop/pop from the Gothenburg outfit

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  1. 9.0 |   Albumism

    This album really is the salt of the earth
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Little Dragon bring their signature oscillation between sparse electronica and danceable R&B to this record
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  3. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    An important statement from a band who have managed to keep control of their own process
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  4. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    What’s engrossing about New Me, Same Us is how they manage to make these familiar grooves and textures sound serious, but also fun
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  5. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    As people we always seem to be looking to the next thing, how we can better ourselves, how can we push our limits. Sometimes it’s better to focus on what we already have, what we can do that no one else can. Little Dragon figured this out. Because no one can make irresistible pop music like they do
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  6. 7.5 |   Paste Magazine

    Now more than ever, the Swedish band’s electronic sound is the escapism we need
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  7. 7.0 |   The Music

    Their programming and choice of sounds is impeccable as always and provides vocalist Yukimi Nagano with a very solid foundation from which to work her magic
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  8. 7.0 |   Crack

    No one is rewriting the rules on New Me, Same Us, but Little Dragon’s ability to hunker down and produce a work so effusive of their strengths is reward enough
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  9. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Although lead vocalist Yukimi Nagano and her long-term friends have evolved their sound and friendship, they remain distinctive and loyal to their principles. Perhaps this is why the new record is called New Me Same Us
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  10. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    The Swedish electro-pop group’s first album for Ninja Tune is a welcome departure, finally infusing their own studio work with the creative energy of their collaborative sessions
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  11. 7.0 |   Long Live Vinyl

    Yukimi Nagano is so playful against Rush’s jerky Caribbean rhythms, however, you could imagine Prince digging her scene
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  12. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    They’ve mined deeper into their sound with an album that, on face value, shares the summery breeziness of 2017’s Season High
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  13. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Feels like both a triumph and a complete return-to-form for a band who have taken all of the free-spirited energy they’ve put into other people’s work and, at long last, have applied it to their own record
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  14. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Conscious hip-hop and spiritual jazz influences have now filtered down into modern quiet storm soul
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  15. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Finds its vigour in the sweet spot between pure pop and Little Dragon’s more adventurous tendencies
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