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Illusory Walls

The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

Illusory Walls

Fourth studio album from the Connecticut-based post-rock band and first since the death of founding member Tom Diaz

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  1. 9.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Illusory Walls is an all-on-the-table record. With furious drama, callbacks to older tracks, and references to their own unwieldy name, the band’s fourth record would make for a theatrical swan song
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    On Illusory Walls, The World is a Beautiful Place give a lot and only ask for some of your time, patience and attention in return. At every interval, they make it worth your while
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  3. 9.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The World Is a Beautiful Place’s Illusory Walls feels like the awakening that the band has been building toward all along
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  4. 8.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    Illusory Walls is a definitive document of the power of their combined ability and belief
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  5. 8.0 |   Upset

    Sarah Tudzin’s fuzzy lo-fi punk edge is glowing once more
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  6. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Despite its somewhat perplexing presentation, Illusory Walls reveals thoughtful insights into modern-day societal concerns that range from the struggles of the working class to the failings of big government
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  7. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The band’s dense and ornate fourth album sacrifices intimacy and warmth in favor of the most technically proficient and hard-hitting music of their career
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