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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Australian band led by ex-The Drones members Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin was recorded and mixed by Mike Deslandes.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  1. Aug 26, 2019
    90
    Braindrops is somehow both more personal and more detached than Liddiard has ever been. It’s personal in that there’s moments of unmitigated passion, manifesting as anger, vulnerability, and virulent snark; the shrapnel from broken relationships and haywire politics ricochets off the band.
  2. Aug 21, 2019
    82
    This is emphatically a headphones listen, especially for picking up the quieter moments of cacophony. It’s in the noisier moments that you’ll really appreciate having a good sound system for the album.
  3. Aug 21, 2019
    80
    Braindrops is a tumultuous and compelling listen.
  4. 80
    Braindrops is as cerebral and gut-level as its name implies, high-minded and high volume, a grand mess that isn’t really a mess at all.
  5. Q Magazine
    Aug 27, 2019
    80
    With the group fermenting a heady stew of gnarled psych rock, the result is as droll as it is challenging. [Oct 2019, p.114]
  6. Aug 22, 2019
    70
    Tropical Fuck Storm are fast becoming a watering hole for listeners with a thirst for the weird, and on Braindrops, they have eschewed formulas to such an extent that they are now staring back through the dimensional mirror with wry smiles and killer tunes.
  7. Aug 23, 2019
    60
    The songs aren’t all as strong, but they have the hallmark of a highly promising, individual group.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Aug 23, 2019
    10
    Taylor Swift incredible. Lover is credible, passional, emocional, dançar and one new era for her. She prove in this álbum the profectional andTaylor Swift incredible. Lover is credible, passional, emocional, dançar and one new era for her. She prove in this álbum the profectional and talent. The best album of the year. Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2019
    10
    It's the best album of 2019 and the best in the last 5 years, the next GRAMMYS winner
  3. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    coming from a hardcore Taylor Swift stan and someone who can never choose one favorite song on the album I always have more than one and evencoming from a hardcore Taylor Swift stan and someone who can never choose one favorite song on the album I always have more than one and even on this one i have more than one fav. this album is probably the best one of hers and I literally say that about all of her albums sksks but I'm serious every song on this album is amazing. P.s just bc lover is out let's not forget that there we're five holes in the fence.- Airel Expand
  4. Aug 24, 2019
    10
    Even more of a grower than their debut and more rewarding because of it. All across this album, you'll find influences from alt-rnb, no wave,Even more of a grower than their debut and more rewarding because of it. All across this album, you'll find influences from alt-rnb, no wave, dub, afrobeat and art rock mixed into their trademark sound. Liddiard's lyrics are more biting than ever. Aside from Paradise, the title track and closing track Maria 63 are absolutely amazing. 2nd aoty in a row? Expand
  5. Aug 26, 2019
    9
    Excellent mess of fascinating orderliness and other stuff that’s silly. Tracks are ordered very well; album is an experience despite eachExcellent mess of fascinating orderliness and other stuff that’s silly. Tracks are ordered very well; album is an experience despite each track being a standout. Definitely an improvement over the debut from the MelBin foursome. Expand
  6. Aug 23, 2019
    9
    Esse álbum é uma obra de arte.
    Todas músicas são boas, tem grandes arranjos
  7. Aug 30, 2019
    0
    Otra vez taylor con lo mismo de siempre da pereza este álbum y aburre todas son los mismos sonidos