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Render Another Ugly Method

Mothers

Render Another Ugly Method

Second album from the Philadelphia-based indie rock band fronted by Kristine Leschper and produced by John Congleton (St Vincent, Future Islands, Suuns)

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
Anti/Epitaph
UK Release date
07/09/2018
US Release date
07/09/2018
  1. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Reaffirms the band’s talent for making the familiar sound so strange
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  2. 8.0 |   DIY

    Not always uplifting, but it consistently delivers
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    The shifting, irregular momentum on Render Another Ugly Method is bold and rewarding, with many surprises
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  4. 8.0 |   music OMH

    An album which demands careful listening, almost as it pushes away the listener, inviting interpretation as it rejects it. Often thrilling, it is rarely less than compelling
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  5. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    While ‘Render…’ is a glorious middle finger to convenience listeners everywhere, at times it’s just a little too fragmented to really make an impact
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  6. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Songwriting craft. Musicianship. Vision. Ambition. Singularity. It’s all on display here, unmistakably, impressively
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  7. 7.0 |   All Music

    It's a challenging album, especially at close to an hour in length. It's one that holds its share of fascination, however, with its alternately biting and poetic lyrics, persistent ache, and unpredictable patterns that are still discernable if often transient
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  8. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    A transitory step for Mothers, one that’s equally messy and compelling, showing that Leschper’s voice as a songwriter and singer remains her own, no matter how many effects she puts on top of it
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  9. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    An unsettling discombobulation of tempos, dynamics, and monotonous droning
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  10. 3.0 |   Under The Radar

    Where the debut traipsed along on eggshells with Kristin Leschper's perennially defeated poetry and tiny guitars, Render Another Ugly Method wraps her in opaque funeral shrouds
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