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  • Artist(s): Peter Buck
  • Summary: The second full-length collaboration between R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and The Auteurs' Luke Haines features contributions from Lenny Kaye, Scott McCaughey, and Linda Pitmon.
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  • Record Label: Cherry Red
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Mojo
    Nov 1, 2022
    80
    [Luke Haines] has never been backed like this before. ... It's as if The WreckingCrew wound up on a Skip Spence album. [Nov 2022, p.91]
  2. Nov 15, 2022
    80
    An odd vanity project that turned out better than anyone but the most besotted diehards would have expected.
  3. Classic Rock Magazine
    Nov 1, 2022
    80
    A bunker-born double (their second) that keeps on giving. [Nov 2022, p.74]
  4. Nov 9, 2022
    80
    The kids aren’t alright as decades get mashed; conspiracy theories and misanthropy, leavened with wit, abound. A fantastic record. You auteur hear this.
  5. Nov 1, 2022
    70
    No one who is a fan of Haines' previous work is likely to be disappointed with All the Kids Are Super Bummed Out, and he's fortunate to have found a collaborator in Peter Buck, who makes music as strong, idiosyncratic, and witty as the lyrics they support.
  6. Uncut
    Nov 1, 2022
    70
    Sounds a lot more like Haines yammering on about end-of-days cults while Buck ditches his customary Rickenbacker jingle-jangle for brute force Raw Power stormtrooping. [Nov 2022, p.29]