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The New Year


Fourth studio album and first in nine years from Bubba and Matt Kadane

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Undertow Music
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  1. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    Every sound in The New Year is stellar, but a word should be said about New Year drummer Chris Brokaw
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  2. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Heavy and heartbreaking, teeming with a warm, analog energy, Snow looks backward at each defining element that made the band so memorable to begin with. But like many of the best moments, maybe you just had to be there
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Another privileged look into a world of sound so personal and deeply considered that it doesn't matter if there are decades between albums
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  4. 7.4 |   Earbuddy

    Snow isn’t without its cold moments of turmoil. In typical New Year fashion, many of the album’s songs feature more despair than a season’s worth of Thirteen Reasons Why
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  5. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Judiciously paced and artfully arranged, recorded with fine detail over the better part of the last decade
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  6. 7.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    With Snow, we get another rock solid offering from one of indie music’s most consistent acts – one that we hope we don’t have to wait another nine years to hear from
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  7. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    It’s unmistakably a New Year album, and a decent one at that, but it doesn’t do much to distinguish itself
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