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  • Summary: The 16th full-length release for the Cleveland rock band led by David Thomas
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
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  1. Magnet
    Oct 17, 2017
    80
    20 Years sounds like it was a blast to make. The playful side of the band, which often gets scant notice, is on full display. [No. 147, p.55]
  2. Nov 7, 2017
    80
    20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo's glimpses at life's unknowability are disturbing, affecting, and always fascinating--and prove that Pere Ubu are as vital as ever in the 2010s.
  3. The Wire
    Dec 19, 2017
    80
    As a cranky comeback album, it's as welcome as the amped-up reprise of Dr Jacobi as podcast prophet on Twin Peaks: The return. [Nov 2017, p.67]
  4. 75
    20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo sits comfortably at the Pere Ubu table as the main course of an illustrious career. Gorge yourself.
  5. Sep 28, 2017
    70
    20 Years to new listeners to Pere Ubu's sound should not begin here; however, if they do, they should embrace the experience and imagine a time when it wasn't a crime for musicians to risk everything--life and limb--to push humanity past religious, governmental, and societal conventions, creating new ways to think, feel, and act.
  6. Uncut
    Sep 26, 2017
    70
    Pere Ubu's punchiest effort since 1998's Pennsylvania. [Nov 2016, p.35]
  7. Sep 26, 2017
    60
    Angular but well-rounded; Pere Ubu remain as paradoxical as ever.

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