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  • Summary: The latest release for the garage rock band led by John Dwyer is its first with drummers Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon.
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  • Record Label: Castle Face
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Punk, Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Uncut
    Aug 16, 2016
    90
    A Weird Exit has an immediacy and coherence that was missing on previous outing, 2015's Mutilator Defeated At Last--a fine album, but not as hooky as this one. [Sep 2016, p.80]
  2. Aug 15, 2016
    83
    A Weird Exits can be a trying album, requiring the listener to tumble through several disorienting sonic rabbit holes. The reward, however, is emerging from the other side of this wild ride with stories and theories as to what exactly went down between the channels of your headphones.
  3. Aug 11, 2016
    80
    With Mutilator, and now this album, the band is firing on all cylinders and then some, making psych-prog-metal-punk jams for the ages.
  4. Q Magazine
    Sep 6, 2016
    80
    This album sees the acquisition of a new twin-sticksman rhythm section, which powers Dwyer's ever-progressive tracks to new heights of psychedelic delirium. [Oct 2016, p.110]
  5. 75
    There’s nothing in A Weird Exits that signals a massive change in the future of Thee Oh Sees, nor does it stand head and shoulders above their catalog. Instead it’s one of many great records they’ve produced and one that shows a refinement and strengthening in John Dwyer’s guitar and voice and one that will continue to fill mosh pits the world over.
  6. Sep 8, 2016
    70
    It’s probably not the album in the band’s considerable catalogue that’s going to convert the unconvinced--it’s a bit too uneven to be considered for that position--but, for the first time in a while, Thee Oh Sees have their eyes fixed firmly on new ground.
  7. Aug 15, 2016
    60
    It’s comfortably strange territory, and while it might not open any new or mind-melting doors, Thee Oh Sees remain rampantly good fun.

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  1. Aug 30, 2018
    8
    Good progression for Oh Sees. String of pretty strong songs. The best being Plastic Plant.