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in•ter a•li•a

At The Drive-In

in•ter a•li•a

The fourth studio album and first for 17 years from the Texas post-hardcore rock band produced by Rich Costey and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

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  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Breathe a sigh of relief - At The Drive In’s comeback album is excellent
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  2. 8.9 |   Gig Soup

    The new release comprised of magical and symbolic prose to portray the imagery of social ills to ask what the hell (or WTF) is transpiring in today’s world
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    The post-hardcore legends have thrillingly rediscovered their fire
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  4. 8.0 |   State

    This is the real thing in an age where “real” doesn’t mean a whole lot any more. Their timing remains impeccable
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  5. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    00s post-hardcore heroes' thrilling return
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Whigs back to their dark, soulful best. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Q

    Doesn't feel so much like a blast from the past, as one aimed at the heart of the present. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    For a band who spawned a whole slew of copycats, it’s a relief to discover that still no-one does it better
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  9. 7.7 |   Paste Magazine

    As promising an album as we can hope to expect from a group of guys who set the bar and then ran away from it 17 years back
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  10. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The Texas rockers return a little older, a little wiser, and much smarter
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  11. 7.4 |   A.V. Club

    After a 17-year absence, At The Drive-In makes good to its rabid fans by giving them what they want
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  12. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    A solid, but slightly anticlimactic, return from the wilderness
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  13. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Scintillating post-hardcore with a proggy twist. Print edition only.

  14. 7.0 |   The Music

    While Inter Alia isn't quite as poised on the bleeding edge as Relationship Of Command was, it's nonetheless a febrile statement for our volatile times
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  15. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    For the most part, In•ter a•li•a is content to exist as a barrage – add ‘Call Broken Arrow’ to the ‘confirmed belter’ list – and almost never strays into more experimental territory as explored by The Mars Volta
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  16. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Now older and wiser, they're much better prepared to nurture their blaze than before. All it needed was a little room to breathe
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  17. 7.0 |   Punk News

    It's a politically-charged affair - a rallying call asking those who care to stand up while questioning those who run
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  18. 6.5 |   The 405

    For newer fans of emo and post-hardcore, I think they’ll be able to relate to in•ter a•li•a more than the band’s earlier material that was shaped so much by the simpler, second-wave emo scene they came from
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  19. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    In•ter A•li•a is far from that, but its more likely to inspire a re-listen of its predecessor than the next wave of iconoclasts
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  20. 6.0 |   All Music

    in•ter a•li•a is solid enough and more refined than its predecessor, but will nevertheless disappoint those attacking it through the lens of Relationship
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  21. 5.8 |   Pitchfork

    On their first album in 17 years, the post-hardcore band comes exploding back with dutiful performances and familiarly obtuse lyrics, but the overall impact of their style has waned
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  22. 5.0 |   Crack

    The nervousness and tension that truly defined them has dissipated, perhaps never to return
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  23. 5.0 |   The Quietus

    Inter Alia is a disappointing return to the saddle, expressed with awkward confidence and bravado by the band seemingly misremembering itself
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  24. 5.0 |   Clash

    In this cultural climate, we need music that looks into the future now more than ever — albums and artists that write off past triumphs and overtake even their successors
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  25. 5.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Previous albums at least had moments of calm introspection that played off of the surrounding storm, humanizing Bixler-Zavala. in•ter a•li•a doesn’t quit
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  26. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    Feels like the 'difficult follow-up album' we never needed
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  • 1. No Wolf Like The Present N/A
  • 2. Continuum N/A
  • 3. Tilting At The Univendor N/A
  • 4. Governed By Contagions N/A
  • 5. Pendulum In A Peasant Dress N/A
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  • 7. Call Broken Arrow N/A
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  • 9. Torrentially Cutshaw N/A
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