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  • Summary: The fifth album for the trio was recorded in Los Angeles with Tom Biller.
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
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  1. Sisterworld makes delirium more than just contagious--it’s downright catchy.
  2. They admirably say as little as possible, yet somehow get the message across. It’s an amazing gift in this day and age, when every wanna-be reality star climaxes at the sound of their own voice, to be concise and minimalist, and I have to say I love them for it.
  3. The oddball trio's new set is edgy and experimental, containing lurid imagery and bold use of dissonance.
  4. Sisterworld is petulant, rewarding and ultimately lonely. It’s a record that refuses to pick a style or lock step with the world that exists around it, much like the band that created it.
  5. 72
    Sisterworld is a slight and perhaps necessary comedown for Liars after the polar extremes of previous releases.
  6. A listener might reach the end of Sisterworld and wonder what, exactly, was the point of visiting this imaginary space. Although it is excellently performed, recorded and mixed, this is definitely not an album that could be recommended for its escapist value.
  7. Some Velvets-style beauty surfaces near the album's end, but the sense of comfort collapses into "Too Much, Too Much," a song welcoming death.

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  1. Jul 30, 2014
    3
    Probably Liars' worst record in an otherwise solid discography. I know they're usually great at trying different directions, but this oneProbably Liars' worst record in an otherwise solid discography. I know they're usually great at trying different directions, but this one doesn't work for me. It's too dark, even for them, and it leaves me with a weird taste in my mouth afterwards. Expand

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