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Endless Scroll

Bodega

Endless Scroll

Debut album from the Brooklyn-based art punks produced by Parquet Courts’ Austin Brown

ADM rating[?]

7.2

Label
What's Your Rupture?
UK Release date
06/07/2018
US Release date
06/07/2018
  1. 10.0 |   DIY

    Streamlined and minimal but bursting with intelligence, humour and ideas, BODEGA are the real deal

  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Named after the NYC equivalent of a corner shop, it’s fitting Bodega’s debut has the essentials covered; wry wit, shrewd observations and a vision of art rock’s finest punk party
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    ‘Endless Scroll’ is 14 snappy, spirited and occasionally incantatory songs
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Bodega aren't doing anything new or unusual, as the easy-to-grasp reference points make clear, but they make it all sound factory-fresh and super-fun
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  5. 8.0 |   The FT

    The music has a hypnotic drive, and clever lyrics are chanted or intoned in hard-boiled New York fashion
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  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    This five-piece nail the absurdity of contemporary life with that surprisingly evergreen formula
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  7. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Sets out to shake the listener from their complacency, because in this age there’s just no time for ambivalence. It’s a fantastic debut from one of the most exciting new bands around
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  8. 6.9 |   Gig Soup

    Endless Scroll is stuffed with ideas about the world, the politics of content consumption and gentrification and an attempt to answer what it means to be an artist today
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  9. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    Once the band develops the music to match all the verbal fireworks (and reportedly transformative live shows), Bodega will truly earn all those “best new band in New York” plaudits
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  10. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Although Endless Scrolls suffers from a lack of musical variety or sophistication, there’s a brilliant curveball in the yearning, melodic Charlie, a prettily haunting ode to a friend who died by drowning, which hints at emotional depths to come
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  11. 4.0 |   Q

    Overall, Endless Scroll feels self-righteous and misses the crucial idea that insurrection can actually be fun. Print edition only


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