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Twenty-seventh album from the prolific Japanese experimental noise rock trio

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Sacred Bones
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  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    But for all the darkness, it radiates a vivid love for sound itself
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  2. 8.6 |   Beats Per Minute

    Like other albums that capture the sublime – be it Kid A, Loveless, Eskimo or On Land – it conjures a sense of presence that is somewhat alien, slightly haunted, certainly physical
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  3. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Three decades and 40-plus albums in, the veteran Japanese trio's sonic footprint continues to sprawl
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    As heavy and riff-laden as they've ever sounded
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  5. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A handy reminder that, for every time Boris bring out the roots-grunge battering ram for the likes of ‘The Fallen’, they’re just as adept at quietly contemplative moments on the likes of ‘Icelina’
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  6. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    On the minimalist companion to 2020’s NO, the Japanese trio lands a delicate balance of dream pop and drone. It feels like a sanctuary
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  7. 7.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    While NO was inspired by the grime of Japanese hardcore acts like Gudon and Gauze, the first half of W finds Boris in a gauzier, expansive headspace
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    Nearly spectral in its articulation, this set offers a more elegant, restrained side of Boris than we've ever encountered befor
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  9. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    The ideal reaction to stressors: patient, considerate, and moral, from a band whose principles are less tied to a particular sound and more to divergence
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  10. 6.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Ultimately, I doubt W will carry significant bearing on the way people view Boris’ supertapestry, positive or negative
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