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Lithium Zion

Deaf Wish

Lithium Zion

Fifth album, and first to be recorded in a proper studio, from the Australian punk quartet

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  1. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    An album shorn of sentimental nonsense, where Deaf Wish prove that their stubborn commitment to old-fashioned, back-breaking work still pays off
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  2. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    The Melbourne quartet’s fifth album doesn’t counteract any Sonic Youth comparisons, but it does conjure an alternate history where the rock formalism of Goo and Dirty became the band’s defining sound
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  3. 7.5 |   Earbuddy

    While every song doesn’t work, they excel at instilling mood
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  4. 7.0 |   The Music

    There's a dark beauty across Lithium Zion
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  5. 7.0 |   All Music

    Deaf Wish are now as articulate as they are furious -- a subtle but vital change that makes this their finest work yet
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  6. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    As hip-hop and RnB dominate the charts and impress the critics, the championing of rock music in 2018 remains the fevered bleating of dads, which makes it hard to feel a band like Deaf Wish could change anyone’s life anymore
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  7. 4.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Perhaps the world has been round the spin cycle of weary Sonic Youth thrash once too often
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