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Endless Arcade

Teenage Fanclub

Endless Arcade

Eleventh studio album from the veteran Scottish alt-rockers is its first with Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci member Euro Childs and the first without co-founder Gerard Love

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  1. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Endless Arcade might be an album of recalibration and evolution, but it’s also one that more than holds its own against the lofty peaks scaled earlier in their career. Let’s never take them for granted again
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  2. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    One of Teenage Fanclub’s best albums, ‘Endless Arcade’ shows they have survived Gerard Love’s departure
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  3. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    On Endless Arcade, Teenage Fanclub sound refreshed, renewed and remarkably like themselves
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  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It's excellent, with enchanting melodies, emotional depth and a few unexpected evolutions. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    They are still growing, still evolving and still learning. Endless Arcade is a brave record by a brave band. There are few of Teenage Fanclub’s ilk
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  6. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Topics may touch on self-doubt, the significance of civic responsibility and the not-inconsiderable values of being true to yourself and others, but it’s all squared with such uplifting melody lines it’s ridiculous to nitpick
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  7. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Endless Arcade represents another wholesome addition to a steadfast catalogue that oozes quality from the word go
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  8. 8.0 |   The FT

    Though it has its dark moments, this is an album that provides warmth and comfort, those harmonies and melodies a reassuring constant in strange times
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  9. 8.0 |   All Music

    They are pop journeymen who can bid a fond farewell to one member as they look forward to where the music and the Endless Arcade will take them next
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  10. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A devastating love song sets the tone for the Fanclub’s 12th album
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  11. 8.0 |   Clash

    The sound of a band pushing forwards, ‘Endless Arcade’ points to a bright future for a much-loved institution
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  12. 7.3 |   Paste Magazine

    The Scottish pop-rock band’s 11th album spills over with heartbreak, wisdom and melody
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  13. 7.3 |   Spectrum Culture

    Even though these songs find their writers in less-than-ideal places mentally, that state of mind doesn’t do a whole lot to change Teenage Fanclub in a significant way
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  14. 7.0 |   XS Noize

    The continued embracing of their natural musical maturity is producing some fine material. Still very much necessary and always welcome in this day and age
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  15. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Teenage Fanclub continue inspiring into their fourth decade
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  16. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    The Scottish band’s eleventh album feels uniquely pensive, even tentative. Nearly every song will have you humming along, though few seem designed to grab your attention
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  17. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album is a welcome, if predictable, reminder of the days when the guitar-driven verse-chorus song was king
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  18. 7.0 |   DIY

    Ripping up their rulebook? Hardly. Giving long-time fans something new to enjoy? You bet
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  19. 6.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    “Endless Arcade” is the kind of song that captures what it’s like to sort oneself out and the spectrum of emotions that come with it. It’s the kind of song that makes listeners thankful that Teenage Fanclub are still at it, 11 albums and counting
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  20. 6.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Peter Hook once described New Order‘s Brotherhood as “Rolls Royce songs with Skoda production”, and I can’t possibly think of a better description of Endless Arcade, so I’m going to nick it
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