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Future Teenage Cave Artists

Deerhoof

Future Teenage Cave Artists

Album number fifteen from the experimental San Francisco indie rock quartet

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Joyful Noise
UK Release date
19/06/2020
US Release date
19/06/2020
  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    If Future Teenage Cave Artists is the only cultural artifact left behind in an apocalypse, future generations will at least have an interesting scripture to use to rebuild
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  2. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Future Teenage Cave Artists is the kind of album that only a band like this can pull off. Managing to be both a continuation of and a departure from the lo-fi trajectory of Mountain Moves and The Magic, the sounds here are more polished and refined
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    As irresistibly loopy and buoyantly Beefheartian as anything in Deerhoof's formidable back catalogue. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Any element sounds perfectly straight by itself, but layered together, they feel imported from the multiverse. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    It’s a thrilling ride and by the time we get to album closer, Deerhoof’s take on Bach’s “I Call On Thee”, you should be pretty exhausted
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    This artistic honesty, as well as the band's long-standing need to reflect and confront the world's problems, make Future Teenage Cave Artists remarkable proof that their experiments are as crucial as ever
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  7. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    On their 15th album, the indie-rock institution goes apocalyptic with their first concept record
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  8. 7.3 |   Paste Magazine

    Vulnerable moments and dynamic grooves are the keys to this record’s revolutionary beating heart
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  9. 7.0 |   music OMH

    They’ve reverted back to their core line up, and dialled up the strangeness, to produce a restlessly energetic record that’s constantly shifting in mood and tempo
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  10. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    These are dark and unspeakable times, and it feels comforting to have a band so consistent serve up great, weird noise-pop as a way to make the darkness feel less uncertain
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  11. 6.0 |   NME

    The racket merchants have carved a niche for over two decades, and there's much to excavate here, from psych-rock to jazzy minimalism
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