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The Seduction Of Kansas

Priests

The Seduction Of Kansas

Second album from the DC punk band fronted by Katie Alice Greer and produced by John Congleton

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
Sister Polygon
UK Release date
05/04/2019
US Release date
05/04/2019
  1. 8.5 |   Earbuddy

    Priests have mastered the art of seduction
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  2. 8.5 |   Northern Transmission

    As Priests show on The Seduction of Kansas, under current politics, the real world is not a desirable place to be. But Priests will rally and rage until they can feel at home, in the real world
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  3. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Full of tantalizing tales fraught with disturbed characters, some of whom seem far removed from reality, while others are scarily reminiscent of humanity
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  4. 8.0 |   The 405

    Priests are out to please themselves in whatever minute ways they can in their wasteland of a country – and you can either join them for the tour or go back to sticking your head in the sand
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  5. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Priests broaden their stylistic horizons, shake off the tag of political punks, and deliver a thrilling indictment of modern day America anyway
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  6. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    An intelligent and essential record the establishes Priests as masters of their craft, and truly marks them out as one of the most capable punk bands around
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  7. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Though Priests may lament the distance of this dream, The Seduction of Kansas brings its existence slightly closer to the waking world
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  8. 8.0 |   Clash

    Thanks to its subtle mix of styles there's a timeless quality, the sound of freethinkers finding their feet in a very weird time. Get on it
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  9. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Dense with ambiguities, sacrificing their debut’s quotable one-liners in favor of character sketches about the everyday banality of evil
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  10. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Fast punk songs and slinky surf rock songs alongside glittering pop-influenced dance jams
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  11. 7.0 |   DIY

    Another evocative and considered album from the band
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  12. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    As with the greatest anti-fascist ranters, Priests’ critiques hit home hardest when they are singing from inside capitalism’s and sexism’s matrices of exploitation, turning impassioned theory into resonate practice
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  13. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Provides a soundtrack for the modern age, pulled between persistent anxiety and the desire to just forget about it all and dance
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  14. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Meditative, agitative and seductive throughout. Print edition only

  15. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    While this is still recognisably Priests, the band have taken on the role of '80s post-punk revivalists, building a moody, reverb-soaked, atmospheric version of their former selves, to mostly positive results
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  16. 6.0 |   NME

    The DC punks step outside their comfort zone on this fun, danceable record that seeks to understand, and not just condemn, their political opponents
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