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  • Summary: The English post-punk legends release another album of minimalist dance punk; their first collection of new material in 16 years.
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  1. Jan 21, 2011
    100
    Content is their best record since the late-Seventies, packed with savagely danceable riffs and rousingly incisive lyrics about consumerism, domestic fragmentation and political resistance.
  2. 80
    Newcomers might just wonder why these old dudes are ripping off Bloc Party.
  3. Feb 2, 2011
    80
    Post-punk quartet's first all-new record since 1995. [Feb. 2011, p. 117]
  4. Jan 19, 2011
    70
    It's a more than satisfactory return for a band whose live performances this past couple of years suggest they're here for the long haul rather than any financially induced pangs of sentiment or nostalgia, and if Content is anything to by, one suspects the Gang Of Four's creative tank is far from empty
  5. Jan 25, 2011
    67
    Content certainly won't sully the Gang Of Four legacy, but it isn't likely to add to it, either.
  6. Jan 27, 2011
    60
    While it's admirable that these old dogs try to learn some new tricks, it's when they get away from what they do best that Content goes astray, particularly on the second half of the album.
  7. Jan 19, 2011
    40
    "I Was Never Gonna Turn Out Too Good" the lone standout on an otherwise turgid record, but that's only by virtue of its sheer oddness.

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