Science Fiction

Brand New

Science Fiction

Fifth album of art punk/alt.rock from the NY outfit and first in eight years produced by Mike Sapone (Sorority Noise, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Public Enemy)

ADM rating[?]

8.5

Label
Procrastinate! Music Traitors
UK Release date
25/08/2017
US Release date
25/08/2017
  1. 10.0 |   The 405

    An instant classic, joining the canon of great albums about mental illness
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  2. 10.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A bold, legend-making statement well worth the eight year wait
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  3. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Long Island rockers reinvent themselves while also maintaining their essence
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  4. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It's one of the rock albums of the year, and if it is the case - as is rumoured - that it's their last, then it's also a perfect swan song
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  5. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    After 17 years of trying on new skin, it’s comforting to know that they managed, at long last, to find something that fits them this perfectly
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  6. 8.3 |   Earbuddy

    A wholly unexpected pleasure, an ALBUM in a time when full-length statements are getting harder and harder to pull off
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  7. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    Brand New’s fifth album stands as a monument to their gradual evolution. It is a wise and vulnerable conclusion for a rock band who was crucial in shaping a scene, a sound, and many emotions
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  8. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    A sprawling, iconoclastic work of art, one that challenged conventions and attempted to wall off its earlier self
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  9. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Compelling, cutting and contemplative in equal measure, riddled with Easter Eggs to satisfy older fans and written with song-writing prowess that’ll appeal to the new
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  10. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Easily the Long Island band's most mature album
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  11. 8.0 |   Punk News

    Call it a comeback record if you will as it's been so long since we heard from them but Science Fiction is one of their most real and most effective pieces of art
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  12. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    A flawed yet beguiling record that keeps you hooked without offering the emotional payoff that we've come to expect
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