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Last Place

Grandaddy

Last Place

Fifth album from the indie rock band led by Jason Lytle who split up in 2006 and reformed for live shows in 2012

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Columbia
UK Release date
03/02/2017
US Release date
03/02/2017
  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    It’s sentimental, it’s oddball and it’s beautiful. In other words, it’s Grandaddy at their finest
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  2. 10.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s unclear whether this is a new beginning, or a valedictory last hurrah, but in a way it doesn’t matter; it’s beautiful and utterly captivating in its own way and, after all the band and Lytle have been through, that’s triumphant enough
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  3. 9.0 |   Uncut

    A subtler and darker sibling to The Sophtware Slump or Just Like The Fambly Cat. Print edition only

  4. 9.0 |   The Digital Fix

    A quintessentially Grandaddy album, nothing ground breaking, more like greeting an old friend who you’ve not heard from in too long.
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  5. 8.7 |   Paste Magazine

    In their inherent sullenness, Grandaddy finds ways to create happy/sad vignettes that appeal to the hopeless romantic in ways that are nearly invasive
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  6. 8.4 |   Gig Soup

    Grandaddy's first in 11 years captures the band's unique spirit, whilst still delivering a few surprises along the way

  7. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    After a decade-long hiatus, the band is as sure of its footing as ever
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  8. 8.0 |   The Music

    A beautiful, laidback journey from start to finish
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  9. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Other than Grandaddy’s spacey flights of fancy, a large majority of Last Place also brings back the fuzzy power chords of past records
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  10. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    There’s lots to admire in a band healing old wounds and reeling back the years with a minimum of fuss
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  11. 8.0 |   The Independent

    There’s still an element of slacker redux about Lytle’s manner
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  12. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Producer Danger Mouse has helped Grandaddy broaden their sonic palette
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  13. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Grandaddy is no longer a detached soundtrack hovering over life, it's articulating within it, and we are getting it in a whole new way
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  14. 7.5 |   Earbuddy

    Last Place proves they can still make good music, so it would be unfortunate if they call it quits now
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  15. 7.5 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    The band has lost nothing in songs, melodies, guitars, humor. It’s all here
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  16. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Grandaddy is every bit the dystopian miserablists on record as they’ve ever been, but the band’s gift for crafting dour yet beautiful sonic soundscapes has rarely been so pronounced
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  17. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Isn’t going to win over the world but might just help you make more sense out of it
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  18. 7.2 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Maybe this is the start of some dusty wave of 90s indie rock nostalgia, more likely just a surprising last lap from one of the decade's most well-buried treasures
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  19. 7.0 |   Clash

    Whether this is a final end remains to be seen. Lytle has hinted that an another album may follow, and that would be wonderful. But if this is it, then it's hard to imagine a finer encapsulation of the band and its themes
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  20. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Intimate, personal, and painfully relatable, Grandaddy’s observant indifference makes ‘Last Place’ as plaintively imperfect as we could have hoped for
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  21. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Grandaddy may sound trendy, but they started doing this long before it was cool
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  22. 6.0 |   The Observer

    For all its emotional tug, Last Place is solid rather than spectacular, with nothing quite matching the peaks of their first two albums
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  23. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Great to have back that little razor edge that Lytle loses when he steps away from his bandmates, but this might be the last time he gets away with it without a major rethink. Print edition only

  24. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    For fans of the band's earlier output, there is a lot to like here, and I am sure Last Place will be a welcome diversion for many
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  25. 6.0 |   DIY

    If there’s one thing Grandaddy have always had in their locker it’s big hooks and ‘Last Place’ is no exception
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  26. 6.0 |   State

    The album is full of the same standoffish charm we all know and love them for and while they haven’t changed things up that much, it’s well worth a listen for any fans
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  27. 6.0 |   Q

    Lytle's figuring-out years didn't turn up enough new ideas. Print edition only

  28. 6.0 |   music OMH

    If it’s understood as a more human album then it works, but it is held back a little by the vestiges of the earlier, broken down and burnt out, Grandaddy
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  29. 6.0 |   Pitchfork

    Grandaddy pick up where they left off, for better and for worse
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