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  • Summary: The seventh full-length studio release for the electro-pop-punk band is its first with keyboardist Graham Ulicny, who replaced Jacob Thiele in 2016.
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  • Record Label: Saddle Creek Records
  • Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. Apr 3, 2019
    70
    Inspired by the disconnect and toxicity of social media, and the general discord sewn when the internet and the ego collide, Egowerk evokes the friction-fueled lo-fi emissions of the band's early days, but with a more measured hand.
  2. Apr 3, 2019
    70
    On Egowerk, the Faint seem to have accepted their place in questioning the perpetual struggle.
  3. Apr 3, 2019
    65
    The music has retained its urgent physicality. Still, it’s probably for the best that the Faint continue working at their recent leisurely pace of about an album every half decade, because this band burns through their ideas fast.
  4. Apr 3, 2019
    65
    There's very little room for manoeuvre at times, which can make Egowerk a challenging if frustrating listen.