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  • Summary: This is the first album in three years for the Portland, Oregon-based instrumental post-rock quartet.
  • Record Label: Temporary Residence
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Rock, Experimental Rock
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 8, 2011
    90
    On Deep Politics, Grails sound more like themselves than ever, while taking their music to an entirely new level.
  2. Apr 8, 2011
    80
    Straddling the line between wooshy Sega Genesis menu music and cinematic Pink Floyd maelstrom, Deep Politics is creepy and grand, and at its core is a sonic feast.
  3. May 4, 2011
    79
    Deep Politics, their latest, is among their richest, most expansive offerings to date.
  4. Apr 8, 2011
    70
    The only times Deep Politics doesn't work is when it goes for that sun-scorched, ex-cokehead AOR sheen. Perhaps when you cast your nets this wide, a little brim is inevitable.
  5. Apr 8, 2011
    70
    The music achieves a throbbing equilibrium halfway through each track, which makes it easy to zone out. So maybe this is just great zone-out music.
  6. Apr 13, 2011
    60
    The intensity of their work comes from a great deal of poise and restraint, but as is the case with Deep Politics, this tact can also come across as strangely normative.

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