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Why Love Now

Pissed Jeans

Why Love Now

Fifth album from the Pennsylvania punks, featuring a guest appearance from author and poet Lindsay Hunter

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Sub Pop
UK Release date
24/02/2017
US Release date
24/02/2017
  1. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The first in a potentially endless stream of politically charged punk rock records this year. However, it’s extremely hard to see any of them trumping this glorious, if uncomfortable, masterpiece
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  2. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Uncomfortable in places? There's no doubt. An assault on the senses? Definitely. If Why Love Now were a person, you'd cross the road for fear of passing them in the street
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  3. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    As soiled, sordid and scintillating as ever
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  4. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    A fun, debauched, ear-perforating din
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  5. 8.0 |   Crack

    Korvette aims his crosshair at the stupidity of male peacocking
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  6. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    At the core of the album sits ‘I’m A Man’, a song that simultaneously blindsides you and pulls the record together
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  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    If you've heard any other Pissed Jeans album then you know what you're in for sonically. The music matches the lyrics blow for blow
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  8. 8.0 |   DIY

    An urgent, hard-driving assault
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  9. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Tuneful, witty filth
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  10. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Why Love Now is a 37 minute horror show which reveals just how terminal their nation has become and their frustration isn’t just palpable, it’s intoxicating and addictive
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  11. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Finds them operating at a similarly scintillating capacity, grinding down on the ugliness buried in the mundanity of modern life and crushing it into the wreckage of metal and post-punk
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  12. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    The sludge-punk band’s cleanest, most hi-fidelity album, and their deepest dive into the inglorious male psyche yet
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  13. 7.7 |   Earbuddy

    Ballsy punk rock about gender relations packed with humor and good intentions
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  14. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Pissed Jeans certainly have their MO down
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  15. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Why Love Now shows Pissed Jeans' songwriting reaching new peaks of awareness and focus, all the while remaining true to their brand of dissonant punk
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  16. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Pissed Jeans rage against the everyday on cynical and caustic punk return
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  17. 7.0 |   All Music

    It's grim stuff, but it's shot through with just enough dark humor and nervy, pit-worthy energy to propel a proper madcap night out; just don't expect to wake up the next morning
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  18. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    The best sounding record in Pissed Jeans' catalog. Print edition only

  19. 6.0 |   Mojo

    In a world gone increasingly crazy, their scourging hi-jinks make more and more sense. Print edition only

  20. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    The Pennsylvania rust-belt punks sound like mud spiked with glass shards on album five
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  21. 2.0 |   State

    Why Love Now could be played on loop in Guantanamo Bay. Never mind a toilet flushing, it’s the musical equivalent of hell
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