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Songs Of Praise

Shame

Songs Of Praise

Debut album of guitar-based indie rock from the Brixton-based quintet

ADM rating[?]

8.2

Label
Dead Oceans
UK Release date
12/01/2018
US Release date
12/01/2018
  1. 10.0 |   NME

    This is a band with a real sense of showmanship, as those who have witnessed Shame’s sweat-slicked live shows will know. It’s this that makes ‘Songs Of Praise’ utterly invigorating
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  2. 10.0 |   Record Collector

    All 10 tracks convince, but in the final analysis, it’s the twin epics Gold Hole and the devastating, suicide-related Angie that suggest Shame have the requisite sound, fury and intensity to make their mark in the long run
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  3. 10.0 |   music OMH

    Songs Of Praise distils the best features of classic British alternative music into a vital band passionate to enervate, communicate and entertain
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  4. 10.0 |   DIY

    A vicious, sarcastic barrage, Shame’s outstanding debut makes their claim to be Britain’s best new band
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  5. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    There’s something dangerously exciting about music that feels like careering into the darkness at breakneck speed on a rusty mine cart with faulty breaks
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  6. 9.0 |   Clash

    One of the most daring, scorching, seethingly intelligent, and at times downright funny British guitar albums to come our way in years
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  7. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    An ambitious, ferocious debut
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  8. 8.4 |   Paste Magazine

    Their own, unique brand of sociopolitics-lite, done with a nudge, a wink, and just enough of the unexpected
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  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    No Brit-band is better equipped to set 2018 alight. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Q

    A fabulously cathartic antidote to the triple-dip recessionary blues. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Noisy but thoughtful, and frenzied but melodic. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    They’re a young bunch, but a politically engaged, angry, wise lot, smart enough to not overthink something as instinctive and fun as your first album
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  13. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Seething sarky passion and anthemic pop
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  14. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    On their debut album, the UK rock group separates themselves from their peers, imbuing their post-adolescent rage with wit and, crucially, a self-effacing awareness that they may never succeed
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  15. 7.5 |   The 405

    Just sounds like a bunch of young men looking to blow off steam, and that is what makes it such an enjoyable romp
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  16. 7.0 |   Earbuddy

    Praise to adolescent anger!
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  17. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It is, ultimately, an unimaginative album from a promising band. Better records may lie ahead for them, but for now they will struggle to reach far beyond their existing fanbase
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