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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for the Baltimore duo of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack was mixed by John Congleton.
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  1. Apr 2, 2018
    100
    The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs revels in keeping you off balance; it impresses, inspires and occasionally overwhelms, but it never outstays its welcome. A fantastic statement from an endlessly evolving band shouting louder than ever.
  2. Apr 11, 2018
    80
    “Tween,” a 2016 collection of eight outtakes recorded from 2011-14, revealed paths the band had rejected for “Shriek,” with songs that enfolded electronics in broad strokes of guitar. Now, with “The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs,” Wye Oak extends that approach to make it nimbler, more intricate and welcoming. There are joyful and sometimes rowdy sonic crosscurrents, even as the lyrics determinedly think things through.
  3. 80
    Wye Oak’s forward-thinking approach proves they’re miles ahead of their peers in more ways than one, and if they can keep on moving, things are likely to stay that way for some time.
  4. Apr 20, 2018
    80
    Fifth album The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs doesn’t have the dramatic sense of change of its predecessor, but it is a fascinating album that may even ultimately prove to have more to offer. It’s one of those albums that grows with each listen.
  5. Apr 4, 2018
    75
    If anything captures where they are now, it's "Say Hello," melding their distinct talents into something full of compulsion and yearning m, riding breathless vocals and persistence rhythms. [Mar-May 2018, p.63]
  6. Apr 6, 2018
    75
    It’s a culmination of just about every texture they’ve explored before, fostered through unmistakable maturity.
  7. Q Magazine
    Apr 10, 2018
    60
    Things calm down in the second half; You Of All People and Join are an angelic two-step, providing a welcome respite to end the album on a hopeful note. [Jun 2018, p.116]

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  1. May 20, 2018
    10
    The new album is perfect for me. I'm enjoying this perfection in every song.