Go Away White - Bauhaus
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  • Summary: The first album in over 20 years for the British rock band is also their last.
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  1. Go Away White is more than a swansong. It's a minor masterpiece that proves Bauhaus has been nicely preserved.
  2. It picks up right where Bauhaus left off: a wet dream for original fans and a blast of recognition for the newly eye-lined.
  3. Go Away White sounds like the four were trying one last time to reclaim the idea of Bauhaus as band and ethos from all the many limiting clich├ęs heaped on it, something which the album title, taken from the song "Black Stone Heart," slyly hints at.
  4. Go Away White is an unevenly inspired valediction.
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    Preposterous, but this time knowingly so. [May 2008, p.114]
  6. Like true vampires, Bauhaus still manage to pull off being melodramatic and wickedly energetic even in old age. R.I.P. again.
  7. Frontman Pete Murphy overdoes the drama, leaving little space for the songs to breathe, while his colleagues fail to access the mystique that at their peak, in the early Eighties, served to distinguish them from goth's also-rans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
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