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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Irish post-punk band Silverbacks was produced by Girl Band's Daniel Fox.
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  • Record Label: Full Time Hobby
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Post-Punk
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 18, 2022
    If you like jagged, body-moving beats and clever kids slinging dissatisfaction, try Silverbacks.
  2. Jan 20, 2022
    With Archive Material, Silverbacks bring so much fun, personality, and excellent musicianship across their songs. It’s a record that, once again, confirms a bright future ahead.
  3. Jan 21, 2022
    Whether all our efforts on this dying world will be for naught is an open question, but Silverbacks bear witness nonetheless on Archive Material, advancing their craft even as the ship sinks beneath their feet.
  4. 70
    With shades of their influences Neil Young, Weyes Blood, and Sonic Youth — as well as the attitude of contemporary New York art-punks Bodega - Silverbacks’ Archive Material is a record that makes the best of a truly bizarre, banal, and jarring time.
  5. Jan 24, 2022
    Archive Material is a strong release for fans of Fad or newcomers to Silverbacks, the type of album that feels like it’ll only get better with time.
  6. Jan 20, 2022
    A fascinating record, ‘Archive Material’ is another impressive step forward for Silverbacks.
  7. Jan 20, 2022
    A puzzling, and largely forgettable collection.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 21, 2022
    Génial ! Cet album (sons et textes) est encore meilleur que le précédent !!
  2. Feb 8, 2022
    Their debut "Fad" was an excellent and exciting introduction. "Archive Material" is even better. Not much has changed when you compare theTheir debut "Fad" was an excellent and exciting introduction. "Archive Material" is even better. Not much has changed when you compare the albums. The guitars still have that Pavementy fashionable cool feel, the bass sound is still incredible. The slacker rock reference point is still valid but album number 2 does progress things for Silverbacks. There is a little added substance and more confidence in the band as they go about their business. On album number 2, the Dublin outfit have given us the same thing again but have improved on it. A hard trick to pull off. This is a really solid record that leaves most of the recent British post punk offerings in the dust. Expand
  3. Jan 27, 2022
    a pretty repetitive and boring record, which has some interesting moments for sure