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Abysmal Thoughts

The Drums

Abysmal Thoughts

Fourth album from the Brooklyn indie pop outfit now operating as a one-man band with frontman Jonny Pierce the only remaining member

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  1. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    If his life hasn’t exactly gotten easier, his music has never been better.
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  2. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The Drums perfectly captures the feeling of displacement when your love and commitment just aren’t enough. It is difficult not to be charmed
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  3. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    It’s whole and complex and captivating, a treasure chest of an album in which you’ll find something different and unique hiding within each listen
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  4. 8.0 |   Earbuddy

    The Drums' most memorable album to date
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  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    A tightly wound, intimate record
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  6. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    A triumphant bummer of a record
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  7. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    The Drums continue to perfect their 1980s-inspired indie pop formula on their latest album, while adding some dark humor to the mix
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  8. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Abysmal Thoughts sees them return in fine form
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  9. 7.0 |   Clash

    A subtle update on the formulaic template that made them a success back in 2010
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  10. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Pierce and company might never release anything as tight and high caliber as their debut album, but they are heading in a new direction while still remaining staunch pioneers of the heavy synths and reverb style that warranted them attention in the first place
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  11. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s the kind of song you want to play on repeat when your wife has left you and you’ve lost your job and your bank account is empty
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  12. 7.0 |   The Music

    A winning formula for a fourth time
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  13. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    The overall charm is undeniable, even if it does feel very familiar.
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  14. 5.5 |   Under The Radar

    The experiments don't come off, while the pop style disappears under endless repetition
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  15. 5.0 |   Exclaim

    Their music used to be fun; Abysmal Thoughts is just a drag
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