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Rainer Maria


New album and first since 2006 from the reformed Madison, Wisconsin emo band

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  1. 9.0 |   Punk News

    A triumphant return right here, to say the least
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  2. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    The best compliment it can be given is that it doesn’t sound like the band took a decade-long hiatus: S/T’s songs feel as natural as anything else in the band’s catalog
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Rainer Maria sound confident and on point, putting their changed selves into the task of deepening their already rich catalog with this comeback gem.
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    S/T isn't a continuation or reprise, but a reinvention
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  5. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    It’s a reunion album that stacks up well against their most cherished work
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  6. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Call it emo, but the grownup kind
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  7. 6.5 |   Earbuddy

    Much of the time it sounds as though Rainer Maria’s members are shaking off the cobwebs. New influences muddying old ones
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  8. 5.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A valiant try by a band that has a strong history of trying, but it’s neither an impressive return to form, a nostalgic trip back to 90s emo, nor is it a breakthrough in Rainer Maria’s sound
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