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No Rules Sandy

Sylvan Esso

No Rules Sandy

Fourth studio album of indie electropop from North Carolina duo Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn

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  1. 8.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    They keep coming back, with the same electricity, the same compassion, the same humanity and the same insistence that being human is a complicated but glorious thing to be
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  2. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Fourth record from Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn full of wild strangeness and romance, with full pockets of joy and weirdness
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    There's a haunted, kaleidoscopic quality to No Rule Sandy that has the feeling of listening to an old phone message from a loved one you might have forgotten, or watching grainy home movies - familiar, yet new
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    With their fourth album, Nick Sanborn and Amelia Meath asked themselves: "How weird could we take it?" The answer is revealing and relatable
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  5. 8.0 |   Clash

    A change of pace creates glitchy magic
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  6. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Longer songs are punctuated by studio chatter, voicemails, birdsong and other ambient sounds, lending the whole project an artfully informal intimacy. Print edition only

  7. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    The Durham, North Carolina duo’s fourth record is packed with uninhibited experimentation and irresistible grooves that feel like a day full of care-free play
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  8. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Sylvan Esso’s No Rules Sandy disavows much of electropop’s iconography, preferring to disrupt the well-trodden paths of radio-friendly bangers
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  9. 6.3 |   Pitchfork

    Recorded over a few weeks earlier this year, the electronic pop duo’s latest album takes a diffuse, improvisational approach that comes off feeling sterile
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  10. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    The US synth-pop duo embrace their freak selves on enjoyable fourth album
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