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Actually, You Can


Actually, You Can

Album number eighteen from the experimental San Francisco indie rock quartet

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  1. 8.6 |   Northern Transmissions

    Their penchant for pop is in tact on this record, with Satomi’s genius melody lines, but it is Rodriguez and Dietrich’s shredding guitars that takes the spotlight on this record
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  2. 8.3 |   Paste Magazine

    The experimental group's exuberant 18th album is their leanest and most rocking set of songs in years
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  3. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Actually, You Can might tumble headfirst into doomsday, but Deerhoof’s day of reckoning sounds just as botanical and prismatic and baroque as they proclaim
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    A manifesto that only Deerhoof could create, Actually, You Can is a perfect example of how they achieve what seems like the impossible time and time again - and with its heroic doses of fun and optimism, it reminds listeners that actually, they can too
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  5. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Actually, You Can is a testament to the human spirit and the seemingly endless creativity of four people. It’s also a welcome addition to rock’s most diverse catalogue
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  6. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    Through a collection of songs that range from anxious garage funk to mercurial power pop, the San Francisco experimentalists argue for an urgent remaking of the world
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  7. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Actually, You Can is Deerhoof at their most simplified
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  8. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Deerhoof confirm their masterful ability to create new worlds, both sonic and verbal
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  9. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    While there's no denying the fact that they've lost momentum, Deerhoof has delivered one of their most memorable albums of the last 15 years
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  10. 7.0 |   DIY

    ‘Conventional’, if only by their wildly ambitious standards
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  11. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Deerhoof being Deerhoof, the arty, poppy, proggy noise is jagged, cathartic, and occasionally grand. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    This is, of course, very much an acquired taste and Actually You Can probably isn’t the best album to introduce the uninitiated to the delights of Deerhoof. By now, you very much know what you’re getting with them, and Actually You Can is another example of why they have such a strong cult following
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