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  • Summary: The third full-length solo release for the Long Island singer-songwriter features contributions from Chris Farren, Dan Potthast, PUP, Laura Stevenson, and Antarctigo Vespucci.
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  1. Mar 29, 2018
    100
    Overall, POST- is a moment-defining record both for Rosenstock but also for wider popular music and culture; it's equal places angry and fun, something we could all do with in 2018.
  2. Jan 8, 2018
    91
    While that sounds incredibly daunting--and like a really tiring listen--the album’s most impressive trait is that it makes all that vital work feel joyous and communal.
  3. Jan 12, 2018
    88
    His most accomplished album yet.
  4. Jan 8, 2018
    82
    While the subject matter of POST- ensures its relevance and substance, much like everything else Rosenstock has ever done, it also sounds like the most fun thing one could possibly do. It’s a motivation to, at the very least, get out of bed.
  5. Jan 8, 2018
    80
    This album melds its many ideas into some larger parts, with just nine songs clocking in at roughly 40 minutes. But true to form, POST- is still all sorts of bonkers in mostly the right ways.
  6. Mar 20, 2018
    80
    POST- is an incredibly fun record, and its sequencing feels like the live experience. The way Rosenstock launches into each song is a delight.
  7. Mar 22, 2018
    80
    Post- is actually a pretty wild ride. ... Perhaps surprisingly so, Post- is also one of his most accessible solo outings yet.

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  1. Mar 21, 2018
    10
    A fantastic work of post-collapse rock, Rosenstock has packed POST- full with a variety of sonic textures and interesting bits of ear candy.A fantastic work of post-collapse rock, Rosenstock has packed POST- full with a variety of sonic textures and interesting bits of ear candy. Despite its ostensibly "punk rock" trappings, the influence of acts like Bruce Springsteen and Queen are all over the record. Energetic and dense, POST- excels in its song-craft, featuring catchy melodies, tastefully layered backtracks and raw sing-song energy. Highest recommendation. Expand
  2. Jul 23, 2018
    9
    An incredible album with lots of content. Everything is truly genuine and well executed.
  3. Jan 10, 2018
    9
    Gorgeous and energetic, Jeff’s manifesto in POST- (in parts), especially when we talk about politics, remind me those previous songs that someGorgeous and energetic, Jeff’s manifesto in POST- (in parts), especially when we talk about politics, remind me those previous songs that some singers tried to bring along 2017 but could not pass a trusty message. He slayed them. His new record clarify minds and shake the soul with a contagious rhythm all whole the 10 tracks. Expand
  4. May 12, 2018
    8
    This album came at exactly the right moment; in between governmental disaster and shifting ethical paradigms. 'Post-' is Jeff Rosenstock'sThis album came at exactly the right moment; in between governmental disaster and shifting ethical paradigms. 'Post-' is Jeff Rosenstock's last straw and his last stand. Expand
  5. Jan 11, 2018
    8
    Deeply marked by the current political environment and the fears and feelings of ordinary people, Jeff Rosenstock delivers his newest studioDeeply marked by the current political environment and the fears and feelings of ordinary people, Jeff Rosenstock delivers his newest studio album Post-, released without promotional impulse by and soon after being finished recording, the album was made available by Polyvinil's label for download in an unconventional way: you can pay the amount you want, without a fixed amount.
    Ranging from a negative to a positive, emotion-filled tone, Jeff delivers great compositions in conjunction with a punk pop that proves to be worthy of attention. The album grows every time it is heard and from its frantic start to its quiet end Jeff sings vibrantly and honestly on his journey portraying the everyday ordinary in an exceptional way.
    After a brief introduction in "Mornin '", "USA" opens the album grandiose and is a fervent demonstration of Jeff's potential. "Yr Throat" is anxious and pessimistic, his verses follow an easy path, but in a well-crafted way as in "All this useless energy" fourth track of the record that provides an uncontrollable will to sing along. The restless "Powerlessness" is hilarious and sounds like something Vampire Weekend would do, "TV stars" spoils a whole string of good tracks with something that could have been left out. "Melba" is the picture of a utopia after a bad day and is not more forgettable than the last. The sequence of bad tracks is broken by "Beating My Head Against A Wall" which tells of conflicting desires "All I wanna see is Peace / But I I wanna fight you". In "9/10" the use of synthesizer and the absence of noise causes the feeling that the track does not fit the context of the album and this is bad. Finally, "Let Them Win" enters into the definition of modern classic, overlapping voices and instruments in a tone of revolt once again provide the incredible will to sing together.
    Being one of the first surprises of the year, Post-revealed as an album of ups and downs marked by the fear of loneliness and the way in which Jeff conveys his ideas without hesitation. Even if the bad moments are evident, they end up buried by the flood of great tracks that this album carries.
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  6. Apr 13, 2018
    8
    Much to my dismay there's not a lot of good visceral, melodic screaming in rock lately. It's hard to find someone who can meet the levels ofMuch to my dismay there's not a lot of good visceral, melodic screaming in rock lately. It's hard to find someone who can meet the levels of pained anguish found in Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison or Layne Staley's voice, to name a few. Jeff comes close though, it gives me hope that there are still some people willing to share their anger, pain and hurt so rawly in music. Expand
  7. Jan 19, 2018
    5
    Being a huge fan of his previous two albums i'm pretty disappointed in this. The song just don't have the same energy or catchiness of hisBeing a huge fan of his previous two albums i'm pretty disappointed in this. The song just don't have the same energy or catchiness of his last two albums. They don't rock as hard either. FAV TRACKS: USA, 9/10 Expand

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