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A Walk With Love And Death

Melvins

A Walk With Love And Death

The first double album from the prolific Montesano, Washington sludge band

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
Ipecac Recordings
UK Release date
07/07/2017
US Release date
07/07/2017
  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This is not merely their most impressively realised effort in many a moon, but also one of the most rewarding listens of the year thus far
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  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Every band you love owes a collossal debt to the Melvins, a debt which you should start to repay by buying this record
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  3. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Admittedly, it isn’t a particularly easy listen, but love isn’t always easy, even if it is always worthwhile
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  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Demonstrations of its more experimental side on the film soundtrack that comprises the second half. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    For a band of guys well into their 50s to be still making music this head-twisting is a wonderful thing
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  6. 7.8 |   Gig Soup

    Both the most accessible and strangest thing Melvins have done in years. It's a wild ride but one well worth taking
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  7. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    The tenacity and productivity of the Melvins is admirable, as is their ability to continue to push music into some of its darkest and most intriguing corners
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  8. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    This is certainly a purchase longtime fans will justly want to grab
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  9. 7.0 |   All Music

    There's a very good Melvins album leading off A Walk with Love & Death, but the rest of it is only going to agree with a tiny numbers of fans
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  10. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    Sounds like a band treading water
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  11. 6.0 |   Earbuddy

    The album’s best stuff happens on Death (tracks 1 through 9). Here, The Melvins are their reliable selves
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  12. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    NEW There’s still at least one very good album here
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  13. 6.0 |   Q

    It's billed as a "psychotic headtrip" but perhaps isn't quite as exciting as that sounds. Print edition only

  14. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Ultimately, it does the Washington rock stalwarts a disservice
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  15. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Still testing the boundaries of extreme music
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  16. 6.0 |   The Music

    A straightforward vanity project delivered with avant-garde disdain... typical Melvins really
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  17. 5.0 |   A.V. Club

    Along with a handful of other Melvins albums, A Walk With Love & Death seems destined to be overshadowed by the band’s stronger output
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  18. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    There’s not much reason to listen to A Walk with Love and Death
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  19. 4.9 |   Paste Magazine

    Two minutes into “Cradboa Negro,” the last track of the Death portion of the record, it all starts going south. The subsequent 14 tracks of Love, aside from some funny song titles like “Chicken Butt” and “The Asshole Bastard,” are utter baloney
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