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Les Savy Fav


Sixth album and first since 2010 from the New York indie rock / art punk outfit

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  1. 8.0 |   DIY

    A storming return that suggests that, far from having run out of steam, the possibilities for Les Savy Fav are again endless
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  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Following some hugely successful reunion shows, Les Savy Fav are back to reclaim their post-punk crown on sixth record, Oui, LSF
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  3. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The veteran five-piece’s first album in 14 years has flashes of the old thrill, but doesn’t quite hit earlier heights
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Oui LSF remains firmly in the group's idiosyncratic wheelhouse, equally foregrounding their bristling dissonance and acerbic pop flourishes. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Dork

    14 songs chock-full of purpose, attitude, and humour
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  6. 7.3 |   Spectrum Culture

    For a band that used to root for ruin, growing up to want to help the world get great is some dynamite progress
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  7. 7.0 |   Far Out

    Les Savy Fav shows they’re not playing around from the word go; however, while the rest of the album is a lot of fun, it doesn’t live up to the standard set by the opener
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  8. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    On their first new album since 2010, the veteran art-punks sound surprisingly mature, even sentimental. Fortunately they still know how to rage
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  9. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Les Savy Fav’s OUI, LSF is an energetic blast of post-punk that makes many of the newer bands in that scene sound pale in comparison
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  10. 7.0 |   Uncut

    So how does that chaos translate into making music in your fifties? With greater depth and variety, it would appear. Print edition only

  11. 6.7 |   Spin

    The world might have changed on Les Savy Fav, but they’ve still got a few surprises left of their own
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