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Life On Earth

Hurray For The Riff Raff

Life On Earth

Seventh album from the Americana group led by Brooklyn born, New Orleans-based banjo player Alynda Lee Segarra

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  1. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Life On Earth is a statement of compassion, humanity, defiance, resilience, passion, nature, love and punk
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Hurray For The Riff Raff breaks out the stadium-ready choruses for Life on Earth
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  3. 8.4 |   Beats Per Minute

    Throughout Life On Earth, Hurray For The Riff Raff manages to not only shoulder the weight, but they also evoke a rare clarity and compassion for those listening in. Segarra has such an uncanny gift for writing poetry that makes itself immediately understood
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  4. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    The first album from the folk-punk outfit in 5 years has plenty of gems, but loses some consistency amid the paeans to nature and nomads
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  5. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    Alynda Segarra’s powerful eighth album exudes a glorious irreverence. Their self-described “nature punk” songs are both intimate and immense, and they’ve never sounded more honest or self-possessed
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  6. 8.3 |   Paste Magazine

    The New Orleans folk artist gives audiences hope and survival tools on their latest album
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  7. 8.1 |   Spectrum Culture

    Segarra’s latest collection of songs continues to largely eschew the didactically political for something more mythic and simultaneously personal, but the big change here is how their musical style has largely left folk music behind
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  8. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The New York rocker is back in New Orleans on a compelling album that engages deeply with a world in turmoil
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  9. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    In swapping fiddles, banjo and slide guitar for synths, piano and dynamic guitars, Life On Earth invokes a true sense of step change, capturing Segarra moving into the spotlight with purpose and confirming herself to be an artist ready to embrace newfound opportunities
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  10. 8.0 |   The FT

    The band’s new album both embraces and retreats from politics, with themes ranging from the natural world to detention camps
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  11. 8.0 |   Dork

    After five years away, Hurray for the Riff Raff kick off 2022 with an essential album
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  12. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new songs explore different survival strategies one can take to endure and thrive during our short Life on Earth
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  13. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    With Life on Earth, Hurray for the Riff Raff has achieved something truly enviable: a fresh start
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  14. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The self-described “nature punk” is sounding readier than ever for crossover success
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  15. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    With Life on Earth, Segarra has taken a major step forward
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  16. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A compassionate, humane record at a time when it can only be a gift. Print edition only

  17. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Without sacrificing urgency, outrage or compassion, Alynda Lee Segarra gives these story-songs a light touch musically, favouring airy, even breezy arrangements driven by insistent drumbeats. Print edition only

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