Hard Light

Drop Nineteens

Hard Light

First album in thirty years from the reformed Boston shoegaze band

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
Wharf Cat
UK Release date
03/11/2023
US Release date
03/11/2023
  1. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    It’s a set of songs that bring you deep into them, a mist of musical vapor in which snapshot reminiscences can be made out as the fog wavers
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  2. 8.1 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s the rare occasion where a modern classic just appears, seemingly out of nowhere, with little to no fanfare, waiting to be discovered by a new generation, whose summer has just started
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    An impressive return, a reemergence that shows the band at their most versatile, free to be themselves
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  4. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    The Boston shoegaze pioneers return nearly 30 years after their initial dissolution with an album spiritually connected to their beloved debut
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  5. 7.8 |   Spectrum Culture

    Ignoring nostalgia, Hard Light possibly outshines Drop Nineteens’ much-cherished 1992 debut Delaware
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  6. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    On its first album in 30 years, the Boston shoegaze band looks back with tenderness
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  7. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Quickly after becoming early 1990s shoegaze darlings, Drop Nineteens disbanded. Now, 30 years later, they return with a renewed purpose and a new album
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  8. 7.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A solid comeback from another crew of aging shoegazers, just don’t set your expectations too high
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