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Before The Applause


Before The Applause

First album in eight years from the Chinese post-punk trio recorded and mixed by Hector Castillo

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  1. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    This is a remarkable album, and easily good enough to send them global
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  2. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Just what we need, yet another Chinese techno krautrock post-punk goth industrial acid house record
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  3. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A shattering listen, a confrontational record which violently switches genre with each song but somehow works marvellously. It's hands down the craziest album you will hear this year
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Re-TROS sound fully in command of their sound, and fans of Liars, Battles, Factory Floor, and Public Image Ltd will almost certainly get - and love - where they're coming from
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Extraordinary. Print edition only

  6. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    They could do with stamping a little more of their personality onto their songs, but the vigour and ambition on show can only bode well for their future
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