Dances in Dreams of the Known and Unknown Image
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  • Summary: This is the 13th studio release for the Swedish rock band led by former Lungfish singer Daniel Higgs.
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  • Record Label: Thrill Jockey
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Punk, No Wave
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Magnet
    Apr 18, 2014
    85
    It's not a pretty album, but it will evoke reaction on either side of the coin. [No. 108, p.59]
  2. Apr 10, 2014
    85
    The album is a thrill from start to finish and is perhaps surprisingly accessible, particularly if you are aware of their previous work.
  3. Apr 17, 2014
    85
    Not many bands in recent memory have been able to combine noise and otherworldly sonics with the sweat and hot breath of punk rock. The Skull Defekts have mastered it, boiled it down and resurrected it.
  4. Alternative Press
    Apr 9, 2014
    70
    On their 13th studio effort, the Skull Defekts have evolved into an actual rock band. [May 2014, p.94]
  5. Jun 19, 2014
    70
    Admittedly, this is a record with a specific style and set of concerns: if you don’t like your post-punk hyper-focused and with Van Morrison-levels of nods to mysticism, you may lose patience with it quickly. For those who appreciate the iconoclasm involved, however, there’s plenty to savor here.
  6. Apr 14, 2014
    70
    The various elements of grueling, confused rock nihilism and clear-headed spirituality result in some new kind of cosmic punk, existing on a strange galactic plane somewhere between chaos and enlightenment.
  7. The Wire
    Apr 16, 2014
    50
    The music tends to come up short of its lofty goals, a fact made more frustrating in the moments that prove that they are capable. [Apr 2014, p.60]

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