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Album number thirteen from the Canadian indie rock band fronted by New Pornographers member Dan Bejar

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  1. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Dan Bejar’s latest is perplexing, intriguing, sometimes infuriating, but rarely less than intoxicating
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  2. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    On LABYRINTHITIS, indie rock’s Destroyer address North American anxiousness while successfully tackling styles hitherto untouched by the project
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  3. 8.5 |   Pitchfork

    Dan Bejar’s marvelously inscrutable songwriting reaches beyond meaning. On his most live-sounding record in years, he finds clarity when language recedes and the music takes over
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  4. 8.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    Labyrinthitis is Bejar at his most villainous, challenging listeners and sneakily insulting those who are manifestations of today’s poorly-constructed diagram of self-worth
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  5. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    It’s never boring to watch the progress of someone talented enough that their mastery begins to feel predictable
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  6. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    A dizzyingly contagious collection of songs that benefit from main man Dan Bejar’s scattergun technique of song selection
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  7. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    As long as Dan Bejar is recording and releasing music, the world is still turning, and vice versa
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  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    Another exciting step forward in Destroyer's never-ending evolution, delivering pleasant confusion and unexpected choices along with the kind of fractured but magical songwriting of which only Bejar is capable
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  9. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    If there’s a formula to figuring Destroyer’s Labyrithinitis out, it lies within Dan Bejar’s enigmatic mind
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  10. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Labyrinthitis is another tantalising Destroyer album, one that resists being clutched too tight or loved too hard as it roams its peculiar world. Print edition only

  11. 7.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Those who are patient with this record will be rewarded, as that’s nearly always the case with Destroyer albums
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  12. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Dan Bejar seems game to throw everything against the proverbial wall and see what sound it makes
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  13. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Less complex and makes a strong move to the dancefloor, without ditching the intrigue. Print edition only

  14. 7.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    LABYRINTHITIS, while overall accomplished, can seem like it’s holding back unnecessarily, and that a more constant presence from Bejar would make a world of difference
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  15. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    All told, Labyrinthitis is at once freewheeling and tightly wound, packed with grooves but often too anxious to settle into them for more than a minute at a time
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  16. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Labyrinthitis is an eclectic album from an artist long past trying to impress anybody but his producer, which pays off here more often than not
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  17. 6.0 |   The FT

    Dan Bejar’s project has been producing records to cult acclaim since 1996
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  18. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The Canadian rockers weave dreamy electronica through an album that buries frequent moments of brilliance beneath a bewildering collage of ideas
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