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Latest release from the prolific Japanese experimental noise rock trio marks the 25th anniversary of their formation

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  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The work of a group of experimentalists with all their faculties on full power
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  2. 8.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Boris doesn't have any obligation to still be putting out records this captivating, but Dear most certainly captivates
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  3. 8.4 |   Gig Soup

    They’re as vital and wildly idiosyncratic now as they’ve ever been and remain an uncompromising and ambiguous entity
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    If you dig deep enough, it's an album filled with surprises from a band that continue to impress
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    Boris again prove their mettle as rock leviathans
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Celebrate their quarter century in seismic style. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   The FT

    The Japanese trio show no loss of appetite for the heavy world of high-decibel, slow-tempo riffs
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  8. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Dear could have been the end of the trip. But a quarter of a century in, Boris remain alert at the controls as they pilot their craft into uncharted galaxies, boldly going where no group has gone before
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  9. 8.0 |   The 405

    Dear is the kind of record that manages to put even Sun O)))’s wall of sound to shame
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  10. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    On Dear, the Japanese trio hones in on their most essential quality—the ability to wrest subtlety from thick layers of distortion and volume
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  11. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    It seems appropriate that Boris would revisit the mud-caked riffage of yore in an effort to recognize the sound(s) that defined their earliest work
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  12. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Legendary Tokyo-based experimental trio, Boris, take a dive into their past in order to discover a new found energy and move forward
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  13. 6.9 |   Paste Magazine

    About hour and a half worth of protracted drone metal, inexorable as creeping insanity. It’s psychedelic in a chthonic way and sounds as though it was recorded live in an underground cavern
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  14. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    A nightcap on a career that stretches longer than the road ahead
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  15. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Excels in gurgles and squelches but the more standard use of guitars is grating – overly serious and not exciting
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  16. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    While Dear is full of fun moments, it is a slog. Its fairly monotonous drone, while a defining characteristic of Boris' sound, gets rather wearisome after a while to the more casual listener
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  17. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    While intended as a love letter to their longtime fans, this 23rd LP from the Japanese rockers feels more like an optimal entry point for newcomers
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  18. 6.0 |   Q

    There's beauty amid the sonic desolation. Print edition only

  19. 6.0 |   Crack

    Will this be Boris’s humble letter of resignation? If Dear is anything to go by, it sounds more like a band putting more fuel in the tank rather than acknowledging their creative demise
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