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Wheeltappers and Shunters

Clinic

Wheeltappers and Shunters

Album number eight from the Liverpudlian post-punk revivalists

ADM rating[?]

7.2

Label
Domino
UK Release date
10/05/2019
US Release date
10/05/2019
  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    For all its thematic focus and political commentary, Wheeltappers and Shunters is quintessentially Clinic; at once pointed and oblique, its bad trips and cheap thrills are a subversive rebuke to a sanitized notion of the past, present, or future
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    With their short but immersive songs, the Liverpool psych-rockers underline their status as one of the UK’s most enthralling bands
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  3. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Clinic’s increasingly colourful music, delivered with surgical precision and minimum of fuss, is likely to bring them a whole new set of fans. In doing so it will hopefully raise their standing from undervalued British musical treasures
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  4. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    For a band who've been all but impossible to pigeonhole from the outset, this represents another genre transcending excursion into territories many of their peers would never consider
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  5. 7.0 |   The 405

    On the whole, Clinic’s paean to the 70s is a satisfying reinforcement of the current, clichéd view of that decade. It is lovingly put together. It yearns to experience an age that is tantalisingly close, but entirely out of reach
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  6. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    A high concentration of ideas that punch well above their supposed weight
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  7. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Wheeltappers offers more of the same - but you knew that. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    It’s hard to say if they’re ever going to have their day in the sun, but even if Wheeltappers isn’t going to launch them on an arena tour anytime soon, you can still hope that people’s thirst for weirdness will inspire a few more people to join in on the wild ride that only Clinic can provide
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  9. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    The art-punk eccentrics’ first album in six years is a woozy celebration of Britain’s seedy past, and it sounds like nobody other than Clinic
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