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Last Building Burning

Cloud Nothings

Last Building Burning

Fifth studio album by American indie punk four-piece recorded in eight days and produced by a legend of heavy music, Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Oren Ambarchi, Marissa Nadler, Black Mountain)

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Wichita / Carpark
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  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Cloud Nothings may have created one of the punk albums of the year
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  2. 8.8 |   Earbuddy

    Is this the best rock album of the year? That’s debatable, but Last Building Burning makes a strong case for it
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    It’s the band embracing a harsher component to their sound, which has grown into something unsettled, bold and reckless
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  4. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Recorded in just eight days alongside acclaimed metal producer Randall Dunn, ‘Last Building Burning’ is seven short noise assaults – a persistent bombardment. A clear-cut embodiment of Cloud Nothings’ live shows, it’s a gleaming testament to their ability to grasp the energy of the moment
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Lean, loud, and a no-nonsense celebration of Cloud Nothings' strengths
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  6. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Can’t wait for the gig
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  7. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Perhaps it is the satisfaction of a band returning to their natural territory, or perhaps it is a marriage of the energy of the record with the spirit of its times, but Cloud Nothings have never been better
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  8. 7.9 |   Gig Soup

    The band rediscovers the taste for making some genuine, loud, grungy noise
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  9. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    Jaded, nihilistic, and heavy: Dylan Baldi leads his band into one of the most self-immolating and intense albums of his career
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  10. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Dylan Baldi and co. strike the balance between their pop inclinations and uproarious noise
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  11. 7.0 |   The 405

    Each song is attacked with the intensity of a band with an extra tank to burn. You’re not listening to a studio band; you’re listening to a live band lay down some tracks in a studio
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  12. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    Last Building Burning is an energetic riot that, though it tries, fails to leave a mark
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