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Whiteout Conditions

The New Pornographers

Whiteout Conditions

Seventh studio album from the Vancouver-based indie rock outfit, their first album without featuring singer-songwriter Dan Bejar

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  1. 8.8 |   Paste Magazine

    Their melodic gifts rightfully steal the show
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  2. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    They’re not just a supergroup, a collection of talented musicians. They’re a great band, a whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Whiteout Conditions shows they're already brighter and more satisfying than just about any of their peers
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  4. 8.0 |   NOW

    Should not only satisfy but also open your mind to just how versatile the New Pornographers can be
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  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    A consistently engaging and occasionally irresistible collection
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  6. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The first New Pornos album where arrangement is as much of a focal point as melody
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  7. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Dive in wholeheartedly; you’ll be happy to float in the outrageously catchy Whiteout Conditions for a long time to come
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  8. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Animating even the slowest songs on the album is a sense of play and possibility, the realisation that these musicians can shake off the dust and still surprise us
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  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    When the songs are this well-crafted, we'll be back again. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    One to deliver their most cohesive — and one of their best — albums to date
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  11. 8.0 |   The Independent

    There’s a pleasing combination of exploratory ambition and genial melodic charm to The New Pornographers’ output, and rarely more so than on Whiteout Conditions
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  12. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Euphoric powerpop pile-up
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  13. 8.0 |   Q

    The band seem to be pushing their hi-spec power-indie as far as it can go. Print edition only

  14. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    Believe the hype. “Whiteout Conditions” will be nestling in the “Best of 2017” as sure as eggs is eggs. And quite right too
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  15. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    A peppy team effort, rich with new wave synths and closely blended harmonies. It’s their first LP without Dan Bejar, and lacks his stranger inklings
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  16. 7.1 |   Earbuddy

    A solid, ambitious entry into one of the catchiest catalogs around
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  17. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Whiteout Conditions continues very much in the same vein as 2010's Together and 2014's Brill Bruisers. It's also got the introspection and experimentation characteristic of 2007's underrated Challengers
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  18. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Another strong addition to the band’s already excellent discography
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  19. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    White Conditions is The New Pornographers most electronic record for some time. It's very immediate and will be perfect for the fickle Spotify generation
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  20. 7.0 |   The Music

    Whiteout Conditions' '80s revivalism somehow has given The New Pornographers a new lease of life
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  21. 5.8 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Perhaps it is a sign of The New Pornographers’ talents that Whiteout Conditions, an album that might be perfectly acceptable from another band, feels like a letdown
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  22. 5.8 |   A.V. Club

    Whiteout Conditions might leave you a little cold
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