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Popular Manipulations

The Districts

Popular Manipulations

Third album from the Pennsylvania indie-rock four-piece produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans, Strand of Oaks)

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  1. 8.6 |   Gig Soup

    The Districts refined sound mixed with deeper, darker lyrics brings them to a whole new artistic level. Popular Manipulations is the group’s finest opus yet
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    With Popular Manipulations, the Districts make their first grand statement, setting a new bar for themselves in the process
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  3. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    The Districts are imbued with the power to make long-stay names of themselves in a genre they're frankly dominating right now
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  4. 7.9 |   Paste Magazine

    Resembles a sunset that’s far more than ordinary, the red sky at night before the darkness of the latest hours
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  5. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    With this offering, surely big things await this small-town foursome
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  6. 7.0 |   Earbuddy

    They’re still growing as a band, but they’re definitely getting better
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  7. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    Channeling and interpreting the appeal of beloved music isn’t an easy task, but for once, the Districts are on the cusp of turning it into something they can call their own
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  8. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    A bold and soul-searching collection of rock songs
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  9. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Bandleader Robert Grote yells with a whole lot of heart throughout Popular Manipulations but often struggles to translate that passion into meaningful lyrics
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