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Wooden Shjips

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Fifth studio album of indie rock from the San Francisco four-piece

ADM rating[?]

6.9

Label
Thrill Jockey
UK Release date
25/05/2018
US Release date
25/05/2018
  1. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    An album of hazy intensity, perfect for these times and this summer
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  2. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Just a little sharper than Wooden Shjips have sounded before
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Creates a sense of space, both mental and physical, as well as the idea of an alternate perception that is the calling card of West Coast psychedelia. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Woozy, melodic and reflective. Print edition only

  5. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Wooden Shijps has by all means created a summer record, albeit a record that is as combustible as the atmosphere in which it was written
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  6. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    Some of their most accessible songs to date, full of fuzz-pedal jams that capture moments of fleeting happiness in dark days
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  7. 7.0 |   All Music

    Isn't a major departure from what fans of the Shjips have come to expect, as the group will seemingly always stick to a surging, hypnotic brand of Krautrock-inspired minimalism
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  8. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Wooden Shjips’ fifth record, like pretty much all their records, is a pleasant, fun listen, perfect for the summer right around the corner as intended
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  9. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    V may wear its influences unashamedly on its sleeve, but there is nothing cheesy about Wooden Shjips’ latest. In fact, it’s a very welcome call to chill out in the sunshine after a seemingly never-ending winter
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  10. 6.0 |   Q

    Lightness of touch is the real revelation here. Print edition only

  11. 5.0 |   Exclaim

    Never rises above space rock, making the album feel like any other '60s hippie/psychedelic record
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