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Outrage! Is Now

Death From Above

Outrage! Is Now

Third album from the legendary Toronto dance punk duo reverting to their original name, minus the "1979" sufix

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  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    As ever, the record is powered by the combustion engine that has driven DFA's monstrous sound from the start (and also caused their early career crash): the collision of its members’ separate musical planets
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  2. 8.0 |   A.V. Club

    While The Physical World was a stunning comeback, this album cements Death from Above's place as one of the great rock bands of their era
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Death From Above might have pulled their brand of wreckage rock even further towards the dance floor with this, yet it still manages to further the rawness and execution they’ve become so mythical for
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  4. 8.0 |   The Independent

    A deeply satisfying record to listen to, and one that the band seem to have had fun making
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  5. 7.7 |   Earbuddy

    With their third album, Outrage! Is Now, Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler hardly ever want to make you dance, just thrash
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  6. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    Sees them embracing maturity, bringing in more reflection, more funk, more production finesse, and—crucially—more hooks
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  7. 7.0 |   The Music

    Doesn't provide the political commentary that the title suggests, rather the dark and heavy vibes they spin feel more like a sad reflection of the times
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  8. 7.0 |   Punk News

    Death From Above may have lost the 1979 edge but they haven't lost the soul and funk in their music
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  9. 6.9 |   Gig Soup

    Their long-established breed of dance-punk is presented here as more polished, catchy and groovy. Unfortunately, a good third of the tracklist falls short of the rest
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  10. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Impresses but rarely convinces. Print edition only

  11. 6.0 |   NOW

    Outrage! Is Now shows that they’ve shifted into a new phase of their career – one in which they’ve honed their craft and matured into seasoned pros
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  12. 6.0 |   Q

    Consider lost time made up. Print edition only

  13. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Minus the 1979, the duo offer lots of promise but very little payoff
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  14. 3.0 |   The 405

    Since their reformation it’s become clearer that they are not the band they once were, and that really is a shame
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