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The Underside Of Power


The Underside Of Power

Second album from the Atlanta, Georgia experimental post-rock trio

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  1. 10.0 |   A.V. Club

    It’s galvanizing, uncompromising, and uplifting, and it should speak to everyone who still has some fight left in them
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  2. 10.0 |   musicOMH

    Righteous, vicious and vital
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  3. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Great protest art rarely remains tied to the era that produced it, and it’s likely that The Underside of Power will still have a lasting impact on listeners long after the man in the White House is a faded, distant memory
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  4. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Algiers are several orders up in terms of gravitas and power and the sheer conviction of their sound, not just over Bloc Party but pretty much everything else right now
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  5. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    An incredible undertaking and for the most part an incredible achievement
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  6. 9.0 |   Clash

    It is one of the year’s very best albums, and sets out Algiers as one of the decade’s very best bands
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  7. 9.0 |   All Music

    Even amid violence, darkness, and horror, that the human spirit is affirmed through witness and resistance, leading not only to solace but to redemption
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  8. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    In the face of all that contemptible hostility and misguided nationalism, Algiers crafted a unified, cautiously optimistic record that rises above the vitriolic din
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  9. 8.5 |   Earbuddy

    At times it feels less like Algiers wrote and recorded this album. Rather, it just came into existence as a result of the current political climate
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  10. 8.4 |   Gig Soup

    They retain the smorgasbord of influences found on their debut (post punk, industrial, blues, gospel, soul and more), while also smoothing them over with the soul and electronics turned up a few notches
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  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    Will leave you torn between tears and dancing
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  12. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    There’s a confrontational energy to The Underside of Power that encourages conversation, and not just rapturous abandon. It’s an unorthodox approach that immediately distinguishes them
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  13. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Musically adventurous and spiritually redemptive: this is what the music of our time should sound like
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  14. 8.0 |   State

    One of 2017’s most important records
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  15. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    The whole record holds a mirror up to society and asks the question: What do we want from our leaders, and ourselves? It's a difficult request often ignored in popular music, but it's a vital one for these turbulent times
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  16. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    This is one of those zeitgeist capturing records, all done without compromise or a hint of triteness. Algiers were once a band with promise; now they've fully arrived.
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  17. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    From the political and ideological to the guttural and anthemic, Algiers angry voice remains a protest sound for these restless days and nights
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  18. 8.0 |   The Music

    Confirms Algiers as one of our time's most relevant bands
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  19. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    This is an important record at a time when galvanising young people to protest is needed perhaps more than ever
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  20. 8.0 |   The FT

    Combines abrasively claustrophobic beats, defiant squalls of rock ‘n’ soul and brooding electronic music
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  21. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Algiers amount to much more than the sum of their influences. Now is their time
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  22. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Not an easy listen, but it is a rewarding one
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  23. 7.0 |   Uncut

    An abrasive but soulful post-punk. Print edition only

  24. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    A genuinely new way to mangle the blues
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  25. 5.8 |   Pitchfork

    The songs burn with anger and grief, but lack cohesion to get the message across
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