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  • Summary: The seventh full-length studio release for the Utah rock band was influenced by the death of Rob McCracken's friend and was produced by Ross Robinson.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 27, 2017
    90
    For a band that has evolved from screamo to such thoughtful artistry, The Canyon is a stunning offering.
  2. Oct 27, 2017
    90
    With no warning whatsoever, this is an incredibly thoughtful, articulate modern rock record that stands toe-to-toe with anything released this year.
  3. Oct 30, 2017
    84
    An album which simply allows itself to be washed over, and take it all in. To simply be. In a time when even being must hurt like hell, that's one hell of a gift to give to the world.
  4. Kerrang!
    Oct 27, 2017
    80
    The Canyon showcases a consistent and powerful synergy between strong songwriting, potent subject matter, and eclectic musicianship that proves The Used continue to grow as people and as a band 15 years into their career. [28 Oct 2017, p.50]
  5. Oct 27, 2017
    80
    The 79-minute runtime will undoubtedly turn some casual listeners off, but those patient enough to stick it out until the end are in for the Used’s most soul-wrenching, creatively daring effort to date.
  6. 70
    The post-hardcore foundations are here, complete with drama-fuelled, singalong choruses, but what The Used have built upon them opens up a new world of creative opportunities for them.
  7. Magnet
    Dec 22, 2017
    30
    The seventh LP by these Hot Topic/Warped tour faves sees the onetime mainstream screamo success story trying really hard to acclimate itself with whatever constitutes the present mainsteam-music climate. [No. 149, p.61]
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  1. Jan 13, 2018
    10
    Great album - way better than their last effort. Give Moving the Mountain, Upper Falls and Selfies in Aleppo a whirl. Definitely not overGreat album - way better than their last effort. Give Moving the Mountain, Upper Falls and Selfies in Aleppo a whirl. Definitely not over produced like some of their other albums. Expand
  2. Nov 2, 2017
    10
    Wow ! What a mature album from The Used. Someone would think that album of so many songs cannot be as good but the true is that this album is.Wow ! What a mature album from The Used. Someone would think that album of so many songs cannot be as good but the true is that this album is. Every song has the own place in The Canyon and really fits in it. Lyrics are wonderful and full of emotions. Production is sophisticated. As a result, The Canyon is a fresh, modern alternative rock album and it is the biggest surprise of this year. Maybe even better than Brand´s New Science Fiction.

    Best songs: Broken Windows, Vertigo Cave, Upper Falls, Over and Over Again
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  3. May 8, 2018
    8
    A huge return to form for The Used and an album that stands amongst their first four. It's a very experiemental, atmospheric and bizarreA huge return to form for The Used and an album that stands amongst their first four. It's a very experiemental, atmospheric and bizarre album, and if that's not what The Used do best then I don't know what is. Expand