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Snares Like a Haircut

No Age

Snares Like a Haircut

Album number five from LA lo-fi indie rock duo Randy Randall and Dean Allen Spunt

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Drag City
UK Release date
26/01/2018
US Release date
26/01/2018
  1. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    No Age are one of those rare bands who can be all things to all punks, from art-school noise types in their lofts to teenagers squabbling in the streets below – and they are in the form of their lives
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    It's art with a beat, noise with hooks, and more proof that No Age are one of the great slept-on bands of their generation
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  3. 8.8 |   Paste Magazine

    A kind of safety blanket of noise in a perilous 2018
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  4. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    The dreamy, ambient leanings that took center stage on the band’s most downtempo tracks pour over into all of Snares, providing even more body beneath Randall’s infinitesimal riffing
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  5. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    A fresh and clear-eyed statement, drawing most from punk’s impulse towards attentiveness and honesty
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  6. 8.0 |   Q

    Noise-pop duo strike back with a dreamily wondrous fourth. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Not everyone will listen to No Age and hear the gems hidden inside the fuzz. But for a certain listener Snares Like A Haircut will land like manna from heaven
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  8. 8.0 |   The 405

    At their peak, and not infrequently on Snares Like a Haircut they’re within touching distance, No Age are one of the most thrilling rock bands on this planet
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  9. 8.0 |   DIY

    Sharper and brighter than ever
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  10. 7.8 |   Earbuddy

    Fresh and as exciting as ever
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  11. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    There's real gratification for the fan when an album finds a balance held by intact identity and expansion of the dimension in which it resides. Snares Like a Haircut achieves this by introducing an almost shoegaze sensibility to their galvanic art punk
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  12. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    A good rock album that continues No Age’s streak of making good rock albums
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  13. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Snares Like a Haircut is reinvigorating in the best ways
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  14. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    A quick, understated collection of pop songs, the latest No Age album Snares Like a Haircut is inventive without deviating from the band’s formula
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  15. 6.0 |   Record Collector

    Their latest starts very strongly indeed with a series of punchy college-rockish numbers with appealing vocal hooks and every manner of ambient-to-squealing pedal effect
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  16. 6.0 |   Punk News

    Contains enough of the unique instrumental elements that keep a No Age album interesting but falters occasionally when the energy fades and the tempo falls to a listless pace
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  17. 5.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    There are occasional remnants of experimentation, namely in the ambient touches to the title track and ‘Third Grade Rave’, but the defining feature of ‘Snares Like A Haircut’ is its fuzzy chords and no-nonsense attitude, which isn’t so bad, but isn’t so strong
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