- Record Label: Merge
- Release Date: Mar 31, 2023
- Summary: The ninth full-length studio release for Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers is its first on the Merge label.
- Record Label: Merge
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
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Positive: 14 out of 16
Mixed: 2 out of 16
Negative: 0 out of 16
Apr 3, 2023There are enough little twists, turns and embellishments on their trademark sound to ensure they’re still sounding fresh. Continue As A Guest is another reliable chapter in one of Canada’s most consistent bands.
May 10, 2023Ultimately, The New Pornographers specialize in creating a most satisfying sound—the effusive rush of “Bottle Episodes” and “Angelcover,” being two of the more obvious examples—while also making music that begs repeat listens in order to fully grasp the magnitude of their overarched intents.
Under The RadarApr 25, 2023Feels almost like a victory lap, a new offering of their classic sound. [Apr - Jul 2023, p.81]
Mar 29, 2023On their ninth album, the sense of crisis in Newman’s songwriting is reflected in a more subdued musical tone as well, making for an LP that delivers its vivid emotional payoff in subtle gestures.
Apr 5, 2023Newman’s fastidious, occasionally fussy writing ensures a level of quality control as he tinkers around the margins, even if his bandmates never quite catch the spark.
MojoMar 27, 2023There are ravishing moments and startling lines, but these 10 tracks collectively plod, the band's early sugar-rush sophistication never returning to grace this deliberate growth. [May 2023, p.88]
Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Apr 11, 2023This album is TNP at their most reflective since Challengers, and every one of its songs is a success. My favorite track is the title song.
May 16, 2023What a nice surprise!
I was not expecting much from them, specially after "In the Morse Code of Brake Lights" (2019), but they have exceededWhat a nice surprise!
I was not expecting much from them, specially after "In the Morse Code of Brake Lights" (2019), but they have exceeded my expectation big time. I would not be completely sure why this is not getting a better reception, but I do find a focused band with a good balance in between interesting and entertaining; a lot or growth and maturity right here. I might not know them enough to know if this is a big improvement or not in themselves, but there are a lot of band and musicians doing the least right now, that I am completely pleased with I just found on this album. Do give it a change!… Expand
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