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  • Band members: Adam Lee Miller, Nicola Kuperus
  • Summary: Detroit's Adam Miller and Nicola Kuperus return with their first release since 2007's Why Bother?.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 11, 2013
    80
    This is full-bodied, tuneful and surprisingly friendly, with vocalist Kuperus toning down the swivel-eyed hysteria for some Siouxsie-styled elegance. [Aug 2013, p.65]
  2. May 15, 2013
    80
    The inevitability implied in The Way Things Fall's title is delivered in its songs: far from sounding like a concession to anyone or anything, its directness makes this one of Adult.'s most confident and satisfying albums.
  3. May 14, 2013
    77
    For whatever perverse reasons we want to be unsettled by their music, and made psychically uncomfortable. They’ve always delivered, but never before with this sense of style.
  4. May 13, 2013
    60
    The Way Things Fall remains a sometimes flawed, sometimes inspired, inadvertent return to form.
  5. Jun 17, 2013
    60
    The harsh tones and minimal melodies may not carry universal appeal, but then Kuperus and Miller have always preferred to dance in the shadows. [Jul 2013, p.99]
  6. May 13, 2013
    50
    They may have been away for a while, but ADULT. remain as frustratingly unloveable as ever.
  7. Jul 1, 2013
    40
    On the whole, the album makes for difficult listening and it's hard to engage with.

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