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  • Summary: The latest album for the Brooklyn, New York band is the first with new drummer Joe Wong and guitarist Sarah Lipstate.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
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  1. Receivers finds the band slowing down the tempo and more fully exploring the textures and nuances of its dense, multi-layered soundscapes.
  2. This semi-collective sound-making only adds to the expansiveness of the band’s gestures.
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    'Little Ones' is insanely jaunty, like somthing out of "Sesame Street" and one of the most enjoyable songs of the year. The rest of Receivers is equally buoyant. [Dec 20008, p.108]
  4. The addition of Sarah Lipstate on guitar and tape clearly allowed for greater compositional freedom.
  5. Channeling the motorized grooves of Can and the industrial experiments of Throbbing Gristle, these Brooklynites deliver a chilling, post-apocalyptic concept album about failing to keep up with capitalism and technology.
  6. On first listen, it might not sound like an album that bears its teeth as much as Stay Afraid did. But after a while, the size of this album reveals itself to be something entirely new for the band.
  7. Receivers is what die-hard fans refer to as the record too far.

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