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It All Comes Down To This

A Certain Ratio

It All Comes Down To This

Twelfth studio album from the veteran English post-punk /funk band formed in 1977 produced by Dan Carey (Wet Leg, Fontaines D.C., Foals)

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  1. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Delicate tension, bass-driven grooves and danceable beats all feature on the thirteenth album from Manchester post-punk survivors
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Here they're presented as a crisp, razor-edged groove unit, with not a milligram of flab aboard. either instrumentally or melodically. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Peering out from the shadow cast by their Band on the Wall contemporaries Joy Division and The Fall, their thirteenth album It All Comes Down To This is their strongest since 1982’s Sextet
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  4. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    This set would have been released six months ago if Jez Kerr hadn’t broken his pelvis and fractured a hip
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  5. 7.5 |   Spin

    Nearly a half-century into their run, A Certain Ratio have plenty to teach but remain eager to learn—and, above all, to keep the party going
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  6. 7.0 |   Uncut

    The band's first full-length project with prolific writer-producer dan Carey mostly stays within familiar punk-funk parameters, but is generally an infectiously kinetic, richly detailed, timeless affair. Print edition only

  7. 7.0 |   Clash

    For all their recent productivity and renaissance, A Certain Ratio are no closer to their zeitgeist moment. But with output as strong as this sitting alongside their back catalogue, they are all the stronger for it
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