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Nearer My God


Nearer My God

Third studio album of indie art rock from the St Louis based quartet, their first without founding member Josh Coll

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Triple Crown Records
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  1. 10.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Establishes itself as emo's first definitive document on digital-age despair
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  2. 10.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    An actual, honest-to-God classic
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  3. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    It’s as impressive as it is expansive, a perfect showcase for modern emo’s elasticity
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  4. 9.0 |   Punk News

    They’ve risked everything for this album and their desire for something greater. I’m calling it now: Foxing’s Nearer My God is the album of the year.
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  5. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Daring, flamboyant and consistently thrilling. It won’t make Foxing the biggest band in the world, but it probably should
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  6. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    This will challenge their core fans, let alone any casual listeners. However the songwriting and execution is unparalleled – it works because they wanted it to
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  7. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Big, beautiful, and audacious, an artful leap toward creating the new sound of rafter-shaking indie rock
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  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Once they focus in on their best ideas, a masterpiece is all but inevitable
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  9. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Proves that some bands are capable of bending genres while still remaining loyal to a distinct brand
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  10. 6.5 |   The 405

    Foxing continue to stand above many of their contemporaries, never shying away from using exactly the instrument needed to make the moment memorable
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  11. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    A wild record that has the sensibility of emo, if not its aesthetic
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  12. 6.0 |   Uncut

    We can enjoy Foxing's prophecies of impending doom, particularly when they're clothed in Animal Collective harmonies, U2 bombast and even avant-garde R&B. Print edition only

  13. 5.0 |   God Is In The TV

    ‘Lambert’ ends Nearer My God on a high with a chiming, uplifting and final crashing chorus segment, and a fitting summary for what this album could have been had they focused more on the songs than the fiddly electronic wall of sound
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