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Modern Mirror

Drab Majesty

Modern Mirror

Third album from the LA-based dreampop duo Andrew Clinco and Alex Nicolaou

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
DAIS
UK Release date
12/07/2019
US Release date
12/07/2019
  1. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It is infectious in such a good way. Modern Mirror will no doubt be landing high or on top of many end of year “best of” lists
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    While undoubtedly informed by '80s post punk and pop, never does Modern Mirror become a nostalgia trip or use the era as a crutch
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  3. 8.4 |   Paste Magazine

    While the record is not necessarily groundbreaking, it doesn’t need to be. It’s everything we want from Drab Majesty
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Rather than simply conjuring the work of their influences, Drab Majesty have crafted an album that works on its own merits, with songs that you may want to revisit just as much as your favorite vintage post-punk classic track
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  5. 7.5 |   The 405

    With warmer textures and leanings into new wave, Drab Majesty is helping bring goth back into the mainstream one hyper-critical dark wave banger at a time
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  6. 7.0 |   music OMH

    It’s an album more sugar coated than a very sugar-coated sugary sweet sweetie, and ultimately it is the gorgeous synth sound with a Gothic edge that creates the lasting impression
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  7. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Draws directly from musical history without wallowing too obviously in nostalgia
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  8. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Still gothy after all these years, darkwave duo Drab Majesty's songwriting is catching up with their impeccable aesthetic on Modern Mirror
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  9. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    While Modern Mirror’s social commentary lacks bite, it remains a world away from the empty ’80s nostalgia in vogue – Drab Majesty’s neon-soaked soundscapes do at least feel fully realised and lived in
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