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Virtue

The Voidz

Virtue

Second album by the Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas' side-project produced by Shawn Everett (Weezer, Alabama Shakes)

ADM rating[?]

6.8

Label
Columbia
UK Release date
30/03/2018
US Release date
30/03/2018
  1. 10.0 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Julian has been leading us here since First Impressions of Earth, he has finally made his no-fi, bonkers masterpiece
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  2. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Even when it’s not on its best foot it’s funny and engaging
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  3. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Virtue is Casablancas strongest album in a decade
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    A mad experiment of throwing a thousand things at the wall
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    Whatever they do will be interesting, unusual and thought-provoking. On ‘Virtue’, they’ve hit the jackpot with a bonus ball – fun
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  6. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Virtue is as fun as it is challenging and is both catchy and complex
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  7. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Julian Casablancas returns from the garage with his most interesting record to date
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  8. 7.4 |   Earbuddy

    Julian Casablancas continues to do things HIS way on The Voidz sophomore album, Virtue
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  9. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    With its sweeping scope and rippling tension, Virtue captures the anxieties of our current post-truth age
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  10. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Virtue is a sprawling, unpredictable mess that finds beauty and sometimes depth by looking for it everywhere
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  11. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    The second album from Julian Casablancas and his motley New York band is sludgy, psychedelic sesh that occasionally coheres into surprising moments of clarity and radiance
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  12. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    This is Casablancas unwinding and having fun and there's a lot to enjoy here
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  13. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Julian Casablancas growls but doesn't bite
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  14. 6.0 |   All Music

    It's a breezier listen than its predecessor, but the Voidz's willingness to try anything - whether it works or not - still might be too much for all but their most die-hard fans
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  15. 4.2 |   A.V. Club

    Julian Casablancas is less the iconoclast he fancies himself to be and more a caricature of a stoner philosopher, foisting the most shallow of political and cultural insights on listeners he seemingly assumes are idiots
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  16. 2.0 |   The Observer

    Even the biggest Strokes devotee will find precious little worth hearing here
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