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Mountain Moves


Mountain Moves

Album number fourteen from the experimental San Francisco indie rock quartet

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  1. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    A contender for one of the year’s best albums
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  2. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    If last year’s The Magic was a spontaneous snap of fairy dust in the studio, Mountain Moves is a surround-sound incantation in a global arena
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  3. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Exploring fresh musical territories without leaving tradition behind following a two-decade career, ‘Mountain Moves’ is the LP of a band at their peak
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Finds Deerhoof exploring a number of different styles and sounds, all the while keeping that chaotic exuberance they are known for
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  5. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The pop gloss and fizz of the production means the twists and turns are insidious
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  6. 8.0 |   Q

    It's a triumph. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Mountain Moves is a brilliantly executed synthesis of tag-averse weirdness, orchestral pop and easy grooves, stuffed with earworms and whimsy-free. Print edition only

  8. 7.9 |   Earbuddy

    Their best in some time
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  9. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    One of Deerhoof’s widest-ranging and most melodic sets, with hints of chamber music, hip-hop, and avant-garde jazz, plus more legible lyrics than usual. It’s a purposeful mosaic
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  10. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    It's a good sign when the opening seconds of an album sound cool enough to just loop and repeat, and Deerhoof pull that off on Mountain Moves, their fourteenth album
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  11. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    A bright, lively listen—a message of life, hope, and diversity in a world that still needs to hear it
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  12. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Mountain Moves is a restless endeavor, even for a band that never seems to get any sleep
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  13. 6.6 |   Gig Soup

    The lyrics alone make the album worthwhile, alongside Deerhoof’s quirky quintessence, but for those that have stuck with the band over the years, it’s easy to tell there’s a little something missing
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  14. 6.0 |   Mojo

    The best moments find Deerhoof unadulterated, like the angular tropicalia of Begin Countdown, or drummer Greg Saunier's Prefab Sprout-like Ay That's Me. Print edition only

  15. 6.0 |   DIY

    As usual, there’s probably a few too many ideas here and the band trip up on them occasionally - but if they didn’t, it wouldn’t be much of a Deerhoof record
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