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  • Summary: The 10th full-length studio release for the Scottish post-rock band was produced by Dave Fridmann and features contributions from Atticus Ross and Colin Stetson.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
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  1. 90
    As The Love Continues sees Mogwai’s voyage into sound progress in a stately manner as tracks like Here We, Here We, Here We Go Forever and the misnomered Fuck Off Money tread an unlikely fine line between waft and heft.
  2. Feb 17, 2021
    90
    An album that’s up there with their best, one of their most powerful and cohesive statements to date.
  3. Uncut
    Feb 17, 2021
    90
    Bristles with the unruly energies that enlivened their younger incarnations. [Mar 2021, p.32]
  4. Feb 17, 2021
    80
    As The Love Continues is a solid gold reminder that while Mogwai may no longer be the future, they deserve and reward every ounce of continued love. A happy 25th to the old team.
  5. Feb 18, 2021
    80
    As expected, the album’s only low moment comes with the introduction of vocals on ‘Richie Sacramento’. Thankfully, this doesn’t last long. The group are soon back on top of things with the majestic ‘Drive The Nail’ and we’re instantly transported back to their uniquely-formed wonderland.
  6. Feb 17, 2021
    80
    As The Love Continues inevitably finds purchase on our tumultuous moment in its deftly summoned suggestions of sorrow and fear, resilience, and close-guarded hope.
  7. 60
    While these tracks aren’t necessarily bad by any set definition, it’s worth looking at them through a critical scope and for grand moments like these that once carried so much weight early in their career, we have to begin asking ourselves just how many times can a group reduplicate their sound before their efforts simply become white noise.

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  1. Feb 22, 2021
    10
    This is more Mogwai, what more can one ask for in life? These guys have inspired tons of bands in the post-rock space, and are absoluteThis is more Mogwai, what more can one ask for in life? These guys have inspired tons of bands in the post-rock space, and are absolute legends.

    Its a total masterpiece from start to finish. I absolutely loved tracks like "To the Bin My Friend, Tonight We Vacate Earth" and "It's What I Want To Do, Mum"
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  2. Feb 21, 2021
    9
    Superbly consistent album that includes all of the good stuff e.g trademark quiet/loud song progression but also adds layers of electronicsSuperbly consistent album that includes all of the good stuff e.g trademark quiet/loud song progression but also adds layers of electronics and cinematic strings that they’ve developed in their excellent soundtrack work. Mogwai have always been great at creating emotions and this album needs to be experienced live at some point (hopefully)!

    Two of the many highlights for me are the vulnerable sounding vocals on Richie Sacramento and the driving synth on Dry Fantasy. The contributions by the guest musicians also provide some new and interesting sounds on Midnight Flit and Pat Stains.

    It’s recognisable as Mogwai of course but sounds fresh and relevant, and is never just about simply reusing what has worked in the past.

    As a fellow Scot I’m really proud of the way that they keep pushing themselves and developing their sound. Another great one lads!
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  3. Feb 24, 2021
    9
    It is from the creation of a kind of "no place" with its non-linear songs that Mogwai established its space. A status of untouchable. InsteadIt is from the creation of a kind of "no place" with its non-linear songs that Mogwai established its space. A status of untouchable. Instead of transforming feelings into direct songs, what the band did, over a little over 20 years of career, was to create between the lines. And because of that, the experience of a Mogwai performance is so lonely. The journey is interior. "As the Love Continues" have all this. Thanks, guys! Expand