Typical System - Total Control
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  • Summary: This is the second full-length studio release for the Melbourne, Australia-based post-punk band formed by Dan Stewart and Mikey Young.
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  1. Jul 7, 2014
    100
    Postpunk, hardcore, krautrock and odd, spacey lounge-jazz are all sucked up and bent brilliantly out of shape over the course of an album that's abrasive but accessible, awkward but assured. Properly special stuff.
  2. Jun 26, 2014
    90
    As their name suggests, they have all the control over the music, and how they channel that is through wonderful anarchy.
  3. 85
    If this is the end of whatever this is, they’ve recorded a superlative piece of work which leaves us on one hell of a high, despite it sounding anything but high itself.
  4. Jun 26, 2014
    80
    Even with their most aesthetically orthodox track, Total Control's total message is radical.
  5. Hopefully Total Control can continue because, brutal as it is, Typical System is the year's finest punk album.
  6. Jun 26, 2014
    80
    Taken in one healthy, heroic dose, Typical System feels like a dazzling glimpse into the future of underground rock. [Jul 2014, p.102]
  7. 67
    The five-piece isn’t interested in comfort, but rather an intensity created directly by that push-pull exchange, their strangely humorous song titles, and primitive, warlike lyrics.

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