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  • Summary: The ninth studio release for the Seattle quartet is its first new album since 2008's The Lucky Ones.
  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Genre(s): Grunge, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Garage Punk, Indie Rock, American Underground
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. 85
    In other words, they haven’t lost a step as a band.
  2. Apr 9, 2013
    80
    [They sound] pissed off, over-amped, just the right side of sloppy, shorn of the brass grafted into recent outings--i.e. exactly like themselves. [May 2013, p.106]
  3. Apr 10, 2013
    80
    The guitars still crunch as hard as ever, and Dan Peters’ drumming has that distinct set of accents that keep the anticipation high.
  4. Apr 3, 2013
    74
    Vanishing Point is both an anachronism and, if you’re on Mudhoney’s wavelength, a hilarious bulwark against everything that’s annoyingly ephemeral about contemporary underground culture.
  5. Apr 12, 2013
    70
    There remains a re-assurance in these grooves that here is a band that knows what is does best and is perfectly happy to play to its strengths.
  6. Apr 1, 2013
    70
    As you get better acquainted with Vanishing Point your perspective will shift, as they do on most albums that play up their surface unflatteringly.
  7. Mar 29, 2013
    35
    Think Ash covering Nirvana and you'll have an idea of just how bad an idea this album is. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.94]

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