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Night Network

The Cribs

Night Network

Album number eight from the indie rock trio was self-produced and recorded at the Foo Fighters' Los Angeles studio and features a guest appearance from Lee Ranaldo

ADM rating[?]

8.3

Label
Sonic Blew / [PIAS]
UK Release date
20/11/2020
US Release date
20/11/2020
  1. 10.0 |   Gigwise

    The words ‘magnum’ and ‘opus’ come to mind
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  2. 10.0 |   NME

    The Wakefield brothers have pulled through some tough times and, with a little help from Dave Grohl, emerged recharged and back on their strongest form
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  3. 10.0 |   music OMH

    Night Network may not be the 12 tracks which would shake the person who doesn’t like The Cribs out of their most curious position. But it is 12 more assertions of greatness from a band who you really should like
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  4. 9.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    The Jarman brothers are having fun. They might be living miles apart but when they get back together, the chemistry and will are still there to create great, indie-pop music
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  5. 9.0 |   DIY

    A study in elegance in the face of adversity
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  6. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Night Network is a minor masterpiece
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The resulting 12 songs return the group to their earlier sound, a chaotic bundle of charm and romance, realism and poppy experiment. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    A career highlight filled with well-earned warmth, Night Network is exactly the kind of album the Cribs should be making as they near their 20th anniversary
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  9. 8.0 |   Clash

    An invigorating experience as punk as it is poetic, it’s a fantastic ride from start to finish
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  10. 7.0 |   Uncut

    It's the smoother, almost surfy, tones of tracks like "Deep Infatuation" and "Earl & Duke" that offer a pleasing change of tone from the familiar indie racket. Print edition only

  11. 7.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    It could well be that The Cribs are victims of their own legacy, when they’ve set such a high bar with previous releases, sometimes it’s hard to maintain that consistency. We should just be thankful that the band managed to overcome a really crap time and still had the hunger to continue producing music
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  12. 6.5 |   Paste Magazine

    The album starts strong before the trio’s focus slips in its second half
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