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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Sisterworld makes delirium more than just contagious--it’s downright catchy.
  2. Ultimately, the album represents a refinement of every base Liars have covered prior to it, coupled with a mixture of musical maturity and an exploratory vigor that make for an altogether astonishing experience.
  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.
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    Sisterworld is a slight and perhaps necessary comedown for Liars after the polar extremes of previous releases.
  6. Much of Sisterworld has a decidedly seasick feel punctuated only occasionally by angular blasts of carnival-esque speed. All told, it's more than enough to satisfy and just enough to keep you guessing. [Apr 2010, p.126]
  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
    Probably 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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