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We're Not Talking

The Goon Sax

We're Not Talking

Second album from Brisbane three-piece produced by Architecture In Helsinki's James Cecil and Cameron Bird

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  1. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Shamelessly introspective and romantic, but not afraid of making light of life’s grievances, The Goon Sax are an anomaly – they’ll get better with time, and that’s a very exciting prospect indeed
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  2. 8.4 |   Paste Magazine

    An interesting crystallization of growing up
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  3. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The band’s songcraft has improved immeasurably since their first release, in its powerful, succinct simplicity, in its poeticism and medglodicism
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The Goon Sax have created a glorious pop album that perfectly captures those awkward confusions on the road to adulthood. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Their garage-rock stylings have flourished. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   DIY

    Chock full of frenetic energy, catchy rhythms and captivating melodies
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  7. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    There's a seamless fluidity to how they're dependent on each others' input, and their contributions seem to suit their interests. It's an unerringly sincere look into a trio who are moving into adulthood, one stumble at a time
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  8. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    The Goon Sax have a knack for nailing down intense and conflicted emotions with the simplest gestures
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  9. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    The Brisbane guitar-pop trio infuses conversational vocals with deep emotional resonance on a sophomore album that spotlights the refreshing contributions of drummer Riley Jones
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  10. 7.0 |   The Music

    When the album works it's a thrilling dash through young love and self-doubt
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  11. 7.0 |   Clash

    A second album lit up by flashes of brilliance
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  12. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    The Goon Sax are able to balance melancholy with the excitement of shedding adolescence through the perfect conduit: pop songs
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