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  • Summary: The Los Angeles punk band returns with its first album in 35 years featuring the original lineup of D. J. Bonebrake, Exenne Cervenka, John Doe, and Billy Zoom.
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  1. May 15, 2020
    “Alphabetland” remains true to the rough sound of those early albums, but pulls the elements together even tighter.
  2. 90
    It’s not just an impressive, even unprecedented comeback, but one that resonates with the vitality and dizzying power of X’s finest music.
  3. May 12, 2020
    It both feels like a continuance of the band’s classic Eighties sound and it’s actually good.
  4. May 28, 2020
    At just 28 minutes, Alphabetland fires on all cylinders throughout and bows out before it can wear out its welcome; it's a nearly miraculous example of a band returning to the studio after a long layoff and delivering at full strength.
  5. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jul 6, 2020
    This si the sound of lost Los Angeles; of excitement; of wildness; of a deep-rooted passion for biting rockabilly riffs, for life itself. This is beautiful, urgent and, frankly, unlooked for. [Summer 2020, p.84]
  6. May 12, 2020
    ALPHABETLAND is a return to the X of the early 1980s.
  7. May 12, 2020
    It's not perfect – there's a spoken-word bit tacked on to the end that is less than satisfactory, but the lyrics aren't really the point here. This is a record that fills up a room and begs to be turned up loud.

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