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American Football (LP3)

American Football

American Football (LP3)

Third eponymous studio album from the Illinois-based indie quartet

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  1. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    American Football are still racked with insecurity, but now they have the wisdom and language to express it more incisively than ever, musically and lyrically
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  2. 8.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Twenty years later, LP3 seeks to make good on the promise shown by three college kids who managed to half-ass their way into an indie rock classic
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  3. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A lush and compact package of fleeting ballads to get lost in
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  4. 8.1 |   Pitchfork

    Does away with the band’s self-mythology and takes bleary, bold steps toward a new dawn
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  5. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    The perfect record American Football could have released 20 years into their career
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  6. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    American Football build on their distinct craft for creating odd pop songs and multi-minute epics on their third album
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  7. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    An advancement rather than a return to form. Despite their previous effort struggling against the weight of the band's dormancy, this album is a moving experience that brings with it a sense of fading youth
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    They’re a band revitalised
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  9. 8.0 |   The 405

    More expansive than ever, production is slick and Kinsella’s lyrics have matured along with him
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  10. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    It's easily their most relaxed and thematically cohesive record, with darker undertones than expected, even for a band known to make emo rock
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  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    The sound of a band breaking the reunion mould
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  12. 7.5 |   Earbuddy

    Uncomfortably numb yet a very comfortable listening experience
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  13. 6.0 |   The Music

    So while these new songs are unlikely to give your average emo the old gloomies, you do get the real sense that this album will grow on hardcore fans much more than its disappointing predecessor did
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  14. 6.0 |   Punk News

    Not bad but it's not that exquisite either
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  15. 6.0 |   XS Noize

    The band’s performances are super tight, but with song-writing providing little in the way of memorability, American Football have missed the goalposts on LP3
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