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Monoliths & Dimensions

Sunn O)))

Monoliths & Dimensions

Sixth album from the American drone metal merchants

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Southern Lord
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  1. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    The most compelling – and important – avant garde record since Love's Secret Domain by Coil
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  2. 10.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    For the internet-damaged and terminally short of attention to the myopically conservative, to those who choose music merely as a lifestyle accessory, this album will upset, confuse or bore. For anyone interested in music that works both as art and an intensely new exciting experience - this is easily the best album that has come out this year.
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  3. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    As a whole, Monoliths ends up standing tall not only as a watershed moment in metal, but also as a 21st-century artistic statement in general
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  4. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    Even in spite of their addition of thickening and texturing agents to the mix, Monoliths & Dimensions is for a select crowd. The only difference now is that Sunn O))) can begin to appeal to the more generalized music fan, and not just their loyal following of metalfeeders content to wallow in the muck
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  5. 8.5 |   Pitchfork

    There's enough musical range and temperance to usher even the most resolute naysayer into this intricate wonderland
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  6. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    All the sturm-und-drang one could wish from a metal record, yet genuinely takes the blissful noise of heavy amplification into thrilling uncharted territory.
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  7. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    The band’s most ambitious project to date, but typically, the many guest contributions are so subtly performed and arranged, not to mention entirely in keeping with O’Malley’s and Anderson’s collective vision, that we hardly notice
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  8. 8.0 |   Mojo

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  9. 8.0 |   Uncut

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  10. 8.0 |   The Observer

    ...the ambient experiments and geological time signatures... took Sunn 0))) even further out of a genre synonymous with patched denim and into the realm of art
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  11. 7.0 |   Spin

    Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson expand their ambitions and make some startling jazz-ensemble noises
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  12. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Each of the four tracks begins with trademark slabs of sludge, but by the end of the closer, "Alice," this is way more Arvo Pärt or Steve Reich than it is doom or drone metal
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