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Uncle, Duke & The Chief

Born Ruffians

Uncle, Duke & The Chief

Fifth full-length release from the Toronto indie rock / indie pop band

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  1. 8.3 |   Paste Magazine

    At nine tracks, there’s not a flop in the bunch, making Uncle, Duke, & The Chief an extremely likable return to form from an extremely likable band
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  2. 8.0 |   NOW

    The optimism and openness are all the more satisfying because they feel hard won, a decision to make the best of things while we’re still here together
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    It's the pairing of melodies that comfort, and lyrics that threaten to take it away, that really make this album
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  4. 7.8 |   Gig Soup

    The Canadian band's work seems capable to reach far and to encounter many, allowing some musical time-travel and a fun listening experience
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  5. 7.0 |   All Music

    Elastic, hooky indie rock filled with quickly strummed guitars and shouted choruses
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  6. 7.0 |   The Music

    A stronger, leaner, self-assured record, full of beaming choruses and brilliantly sunny harmonising
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  7. 6.7 |   Earbuddy

    Does it stand out as one of the year’s best albums? No, but it’s still worth checking out
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  8. 6.0 |   DIY

    This particular nostalgia trip is a pleasure to embark upon
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  9. 5.0 |   Clash

    Trading the band’s raggle-taggle instrumentation for vintage echo, Mac DeMarco slick and C86 crunch only oversaturates this occasionally loveable, mostly feeble effort
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