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Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine


Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine

Sixth album from the Texan alternative hip hop group is the first of two to be released in 2021 before the split

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  1. 9.0 |   DIY

    A record that packs an emotional punch while finding the collective as accomplished and explorative as ever musically
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    Roadrunner serves as a masterful group therapy session, picking up the broken pieces of life and uplifting with cautious optimism
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    In what appears to be one of their final outings, Brockhampton is giving their listeners the best they have to offer, which makes anticipation for their next album even stronger
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    A force renewed, BROCKHAMPTON’s return comes just as the darkness that has surrounded our lives for 18 months begins to dissipate. ‘ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE’ finds BROCKHAMPTON racing into the distance, far out-stripping their peers
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  5. 7.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    No matter how you feel about the music, it's hard to argue with a band who'll go through the worst and come out assuring all of us that "the light is worth the wait"
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  6. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The Texas "boyband" seek out their place in both the hip-hop game and a post-pandemic world
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  7. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    The hip-hop collective’s sixth album refocuses on melody and economy, resulting in the group’s most focused and impressive record yet
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  8. 7.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Despite its flaws, it is hard to be overly negative about an album that emphasises how “The light is worth the wait, I promise” and frankly discusses homophobia and police brutality (The Light PT. II)
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  9. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Come for the Herculean zing of ‘BUZZCUT’, and stay for what might be BROCKHAMPTON’s best album to date
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  10. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    If this really is their penultimate album as they’ve announced, it’s laid down the perfect foundation for them to take a victory lap while exploring even more daring worlds in the future
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  11. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The frenetic 13-member hip-hop group mellows out on their most cohesive project yet
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  12. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Brockhampton don’t sound self-aware as much as self-conscious – you can't blame them. But it’s probably the right time to bow out
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  13. 6.0 |   Gigwise

    A sensory overload that doesn't always feel in control
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  14. 6.0 |   NME

    Danny Brown, JPEGMAFIA and more all show up on the band’s sixth album, but it remains a record defined by the collective’s emotional heaviness
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  15. 4.0 |   The FT

    Verbose pop-rap and dull R&B give the collective’s latest album a confused feel
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