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As The Love Continues


As The Love Continues

Tenth studio album from the Glaswegian post-rock band produced by Dave Fridmann (Spoon, The Flaming Lips, MGMT)

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  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It could easily be a capitulation to maturity – the alt-rock equivalent of doing that blues covers album
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  2. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Bristles with the unruly energies that enlivened their younger incarnation. Print edition only

  3. 9.0 |   Clash

    ‘As The Love Continues’ is Mogwai at their best, and is possibly their most consistent record since 2006's ‘Mr Beast’
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  4. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    An album that’s up there with their best, one of their most powerful and cohesive statements to date
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  5. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    Quintessentially Mogwai while remaining fresh and exciting
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  6. 9.0 |   All Music

    It may have taken Mogwai 25 years to open up like this, but it was well worth the wait: As the Love Continues is another peak in their long and influential career
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  7. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    As the final notes of reflective album closer ‘It’s What I Want To Do, Mum’ die away, it’s clear that Mogwai have – yet again – given us yet another amazing album
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  8. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    Subtly broadening their range to captivating effect, here’s another fine album to add to a remarkable discography
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  9. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Twenty-four years on from opening their account with Mogwai Young Team, and they’re still kicking; still into it; still making music that’s bigger than words and wider than pictures
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  10. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    A record that’s impressively cohesive and outright weird at times, flirting with all the styles the’ve worked with over the years
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  11. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Mogwai continue to build on – and experiment with – their bombastic sound
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  12. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    An album of incremental changes and monumental sounds
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  13. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Already an enduring album, it will surely solidify Mogwai's venerated status as shamans of our collective consciousness
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  14. 8.0 |   DIY

    An instrumental masterclass
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  15. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Recorded during the pandemic, that’s still omnipresent today, ‘As The Love Continues’, represents the pendulum swing of emotions we’re all feeling
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  16. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    After seven soundtracks, a plethora of quality EPs, plus remix, live, and radio compilations, Mogwai hit another inimitable height with their tenth album, As the Love Continues
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  17. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Although the 25th anniversary of their debut single could have been their cue to take stock, Mogwai have resurfaced with their most evolved album in a decade, tethering their formative instincts to forward-thinking ambitions with an instinctive feel for our choppy times
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  18. 8.0 |   The Music

    While their notorious quiet-loud approach remains a cornerstone, there’s further exploration into synthesisers
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  19. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    As The Love Continues has all of their hallmarks (the plaintive lulls, the booming peaks, the whirling anger) but as tried-and-trusted as those structures are, there are a few unexpected subtleties that make Mogwai’s tenth album a surprising listen
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  20. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Yet another high water mark in Mogwai's irresistible rise. Print edition only

  21. 7.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    One solid album that does a great job blending the Mogwai we are accustomed to into a friendlier direction
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  22. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    The Scottish band is on familiar ground, patiently building mountainous songs suffused in nameless sadness, but they sound energized by the darkness—and refreshingly resistant to self-seriousness
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  23. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Mogwai remain set on playing by their own rules, often evading their potential
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  24. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Ten albums into their career, Mogwai are playing it safe
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