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How Do You Burn?

The Afghan Whigs

How Do You Burn?

Ninth studio album from the Ohio alt.rock band featuring contributions from the late Mark Lanegan, Van Hunt, Susan Marshall and Marcy Mays

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  1. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    There’s a nice balance of hard-hitting, raucous tracks and emotional, poetic ballads within the album
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  2. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    This is one man seeking to get past himself and his cares and limits
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    The Afghan Whigs’ How Do You Burn? may take a few spins to resonate, but spooky treasures lie beneath when you take the deep dive
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Less a reunion than another spot on a continuum, or more prosaically simply a necessary resumption of unfinished business, How Do You Burn? ups the ante on its two predecessors going deeper in a richly assured display of Dulli and the band’s abilities
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  5. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Their third and most arresting record since their reformation.
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    How Do You Burn? finds the group on vintage form throughout. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A welcome reminder that few can match the Whigs in the slow-burn desperation stakes. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    How Do You Burn? finds the Whigs in particularly lusty form after Dulli’s solo sojourns
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  9. 7.9 |   Spectrum Culture

    Will divide fans into camps that love or hate the post-reunion sound
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  10. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Greg Dulli and co. return with an eclectic, haunted set that feels untethered to their past work. They seem less interested in living up to expectations than upending them
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  11. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    The diamond may not always shine quite the way it used to, then, but it seems there’s plenty of black gold left in The Afghan Whigs
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  12. 7.0 |   American Songwriter

    Whether the Whigs continue to record in this fragmented manner is unclear. But with an album as penetrating as How Do You Burn? there is little reason to do it any other way
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