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First new songs since 2004 from the reformed Boston alt.rock band on a four-track EP recorded in Wales with producer Gil Norton

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  1. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Three out of the four songs are at least enjoyable, one of them an absolute blinder
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  2. 6.0 |   NME

    While it doesn’t reach the impossibly high standards of their back catalogue, there’s enough promise to suggest there are good times ahead
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  3. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Black Franic sounds more collected than the circumstances demand
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  4. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    The songs on EP1 contain none of the revelatory brilliance of the group’s original albums
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  5. 4.0 |   State

    It has its moments, but on the whole it leaves a lot to be desired
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  6. 1.0 |   Pitchfork

    It’s a minor tragedy that it was released, and it’s almost enough to make me wish the reunion never happened
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