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Chad VanGaalen

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Sixth album of spacey indie rock from the Calgary, Alberta multi-instrumentalist, producer, animator and director

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  1. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Shows him easing more into his bright and disorienting vision
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  2. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Our host is a prismatic genius, of many talents – and among them is his uncanny ability to merge surreal dilemmas with irresistible melodies, the kinds that soothe and embrace
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  3. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    A mixed bag of indie rock gems, ramshackle in sound and structure, but there are clear lyrical themes
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  4. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Likely the feel-bad hit of the summer. It’s a morose but incomparably moving and pretty record
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Reminiscent of a less over-inflated Arcade Fire. Print edition only

  6. 7.5 |   Paste Magazine

    VanGaalen is very good at making eccentric, homespun indie-rock records, and with Light Information he has made yet another
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  7. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    One of his finer efforts, demonstrating his uncanny knack for off-kilter songcraft
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  8. 7.0 |   The 405

    It’s perfectly plausible that the record will age just as well as VanGaalen’s best stuff – we just gotta give it more time to let its shapeshifting flowers bloom into something as beautiful as his animations
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  9. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    It's a fun mix of synths, laid-back guitars, and the warbling vocals VanGaalen is known for
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  10. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A warming and human collection of feelings and experiences from real relationships
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  11. 7.0 |   All Music

    VanGaalen is not for everyone, but he captains his own imagination with absolute confidence and vigor
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  12. 6.0 |   Earbuddy

    Vocals aside; what hurts VanGaalen’s ability to hold his listeners’ attention may be his over-experimentation
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  13. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    It’s a diverse bunch of songs united by fuzzy guitars, splashes of synth and VanGaalen’s easy charm
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