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The Gloss


The Gloss

Second album from the post-punk Canadian trio

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  1. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    Cola’s music is precise, it’s smart, it’s singular. The Gloss is an exceptional record, perfect for cool nights in darkened rooms at the ocean’s edge
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  2. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The guitars on The Glass can be cutting and harsh, but they’re often kind of pretty and even a little bit rousing. The rhythms are sharp and skeletal, but also propulsive and jumpy
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    Not quite a reinvention, but they’re still seeking new horizons
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  4. 8.0 |   Far Out

    A brilliantly considered and concise opus, Cola continue to tread their own path despite the electronic zeitgeist and produce art of real value
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    An album where the energy is intrinsic and impossible to miss, but deeper complexities hide in the details that keep changing
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  6. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    The former Ought members’ second album balances economy with exploration, reaffirming their place in a lineage of prickly, leftfield guitar rock
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  7. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Cola works like a precision machine and makes for an album bursting with energy and sardonic wit. The restless sonic aura they create is always searching and glows in a very human way
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  8. 6.8 |   Paste Magazine

    The Montreal trio’s second LP feels as though you’re basking in the glorious dayglow of perfect morning sunshine, but the sounds and stories don’t always stick with you
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  9. 6.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    Cola certainly have the post-punk songwriting and style down pat, but this album isn’t anything that we haven’t heard before in this genre
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  10. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    Although the band clearly wears its assorted influences proudly on their collective sleeve, this diverse approach can sometimes hinder progress, resulting in some songs that are vibrant, complex and uniquely Cola, while relegating others to the derivative badlands
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