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The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

Wye Oak

The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

Sixth full-length release the Baltimore folk rock duo mixed by John Congleton

ADM rating[?]

7.7

Label
Merge
UK Release date
06/04/2018
US Release date
06/04/2018
  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    Wye Oak take a giant step forward with their experimental, unpredictable and hugely enjoyable sixth album
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  2. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A symphony in freedom, and a potent testament to Wye Oak’s ambition moving forwards, the possibilities for this band are limitless
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  3. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Recording in the duo’s respective hometowns yields Wye Oak’s brightest, most straightforward effort yet, in which the limits of human understanding are a source of fascination, not frustration
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Wye Oak’s forward-thinking approach proves they’re miles ahead of their peers in more ways than one, and if they can keep on moving, things are likely to stay that way for some time
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Finds Wye Oak reaching new heights of sophistication. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Uncut

    While "Symmetry" and "Say Hello" seem destined for pole positions on motivational playlists, such displays of ebullience are well balanced with evidence of Wye Oak's more melancholy side. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    While honoring their guitar and drums roots, Wye Oak fill out their canvas with a variety of colors from the pensive underlying loops of the dreamy "You of All People" to the deeply atmospheric centerpiece, "My Signal"
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  8. 8.0 |   music OMH

    NEW They’re in the enviable position of having found their own niche, yet have multiple options open on where to move next musically. This run of albums proves that wherever Wye Oak do end up, we can be confident the results will be distinctive and enriching
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  9. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    Arguably Wye Oak’s most assured album
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  10. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    This is Wye Oak drawing as much from the looping, hypnotic compositions of Terry Riley as it is Beach House and Björk, and while some of the headier experiments fail to rise above their inherent monotony, the results are usually singularly beautiful and beautifully dense
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  11. 7.5 |   Earbuddy

    The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs isn’t Wye Oak’s best album. However, it’s their most sensory with songs so rich you can taste them
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  12. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Wye Oak remain a curiously underheard band. Whether their sixth album will change that is an open question. What is not up for debate is that those lucky enough to know them, are very lucky indeed
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  13. 7.5 |   The 405

    Will this album be the one that catapults them to playing sold-out 1,000+ capacity venues? Who knows, but Wasner and Stack seem most focused on staying true to themselves
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  14. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Wye Oak’s sixth album, The Louder I Call, plays like a dreamscape—just one set to danceable pop beats
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  15. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Frontwoman Jenn Wasner and multi-instrumentalist Andy Stack skillfully synthesize their last three albums into a glossier blend of synth-laced dream pop. It's the product of a band that know their strengths and work around their limitations
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  16. 6.0 |   Q

    Manic album from a manic world. Print edition only


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