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  • Summary: Legendary 1970s NYC electro-punk duo Suicide, hugely influential on the synth-pop, industrial, and electroclash movements to come in later decades, return with their first new album in ten years.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
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  1. 90
    This is audaciously modern in its textural absorption of outre sounds from the 21st-century dance underground. [Dec 2002, p.136]
  2. Possibly their best.... Brave, bleak yet compassionate. [#225, p.77]
  3. American Supreme proves that Suicide can reach backward and still remain ahead of the pack.
  4. Some of it sounds remarkably sedate and conventional ("Televised Executions," "American Mean") while other tracks ("Beggin' For Miracles") ramble psychotically into the good night of avant-garde minimalism.
  5. 70
    [A] fractiously funky but resolutely glum return. [Dec 2002, p.108]
  6. 60
    The raw, first-take sound of most of these songs is impressive--Suicide remain the most genuinely punk of electronic bands. [#11, p.144]
  7. American Supreme accomplishes little more than tarnishing their chrome-plated punk and sending it on a winding downward spiral.

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