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Sun Racket

Throwing Muses

Sun Racket

Album number ten and first in seven years from the Newport, Rhode Island alt.rock trio

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  1. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    A stunning return to form that manages to sound both tough and tender
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  2. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Sun Racket is something special, hallucinatory and primal without feeling forced and laboured
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It's the band's ability to so gracefully coexist in these seemingly contradictory worlds that makes them such an inimitable outfit all these years on. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A resounding and concise restatement of core values. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Sometimes the music allows itself to just be childlike and wonderful, such as on the closing moments of final track Sue’s, but for much of Sun Racket, there’s a constant tension that makes these songs worth revisiting over and over again
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  6. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    They are still creating music on their own terms and Sun Racket is an admirable and worthy addition to their formidable cannon. They remain as honest, real, intense, and relevant as ever
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  7. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    A lot of people will be thrilled to see a new Throwing Muses appearing in 2020, many of them fans from back in the 4AD days of the 80s and 90s. Those people will love this record
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  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    The sheer density of Sun Racket makes it something of a grower, but fans will be more than willing to take the time to let these songs sink into them
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  9. 7.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    Though it may be one of their most succinct albums, Sun Racket still showcases what the Muses are up to so long into their career, and why they should keep doing exactly what they’re doing
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  10. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The US indie rockers go back to basics on their atmospheric 10th album
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