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  • Summary: Recorded in just a few days, Chicago's long-standing indie rock band returns with their tenth album of rootsy '90s rock.
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  1. Dec 19, 2011
    At this point, EDD will probably never get the recognition they deserve, but those in the know are sure glad they're still at it.
  2. Uncut
    Mar 29, 2011
    Eleventh Dream Day may be getting on, but there are no signs of them growing stale. [Apr 2011, p.80]
  3. Mar 22, 2011
    In its prime, Eleventh Dream Day was a fingerbreadth away from becoming an epochal band. Riot Now! is a refinement, rather than a mere reminder, of that ragged glory.
  4. Mar 17, 2011
    All hands sound fully engaged on their first album since 2006, which opens and closes with glorious echoes of X's overdriven guitars and yowling male-female harmonies.
  5. Mojo
    May 18, 2011
    Their polemic backed-up by their abundant charms, not least the plentiful guitar heroics of frontman Rick Rizzo, evoking both the lyricism of Neil Young and the artful amp abuse of Sonic Youth in their thrilling scree. [Jun 2011, p.106]
  6. Mar 17, 2011
    Eleventh Dream Day forces its way through the brush rather than blaze a trail by fire, and its Midwestern, determined stoicism sinks into its stolid, measured delivery.
  7. Mar 17, 2011
    They were and continue to be first-wave, American indie rock survivors whose legacy has become, at this point, less about their music and more about surviving. Riot Now!, the veteran outfit's first full-length in five years is a meat-and-potatoes rock record that goes one step further in explaining why that it is.

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