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  • Summary: The ninth full-length studio release for the Scottish post-rock band was produced by Dave Fridmann
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Party in the Dark
I see everything All their suffering Tiny vehicles Space-age miracles All our hearts were sore No fight left in this war Before the ghosts will... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Sep 5, 2017
    90
    This album shows that there’s plenty of life in this band yet, and they’re changing and developing whilst also addressing the past. But most importantly, they’re still creating interesting, vital albums.
  2. Magnet
    Sep 18, 2017
    85
    There are hard and soft edges all over Every Country's Sun, and both accounts have made us happy campers. Again. [No. 146, p.56]
  3. Aug 18, 2017
    80
    Every Country’s Sun feels honed, and passages of ponderous string-picking now flow serenely into the bursts of noise (1,000 Foot Face, Old Poisons) that make them such an imposing force live.
  4. Aug 29, 2017
    80
    [The] spirit of reflection bleeds into Every Country’s Sun, their latest effort, which draws and borrows themes and styles from across their career to build a whole as monumental as anything they’ve achieved so far.
  5. Sep 5, 2017
    80
    This refinement in Mogwai’s modus operandi suits them well. Where once their revolutionary sound startled, their evolutionary execution now beguiles--and keeps them several steps ahead of the pack.
  6. Sep 5, 2017
    75
    These aren’t bad songs. They’re very good songs that narrowly miss being great, mainly because they rush or nix the endings.
  7. 40
    Old Poisons raises some of the 90s indie furies the band seems to have outgrown, but elsewhere music that’s supposedly sparse ends up feeling hollow.

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  1. Oct 12, 2017
    7
    This album was rather one dimensional in its musical approach and lacked a lot of dramatic linear motion, yet its purpose of being somethingThis album was rather one dimensional in its musical approach and lacked a lot of dramatic linear motion, yet its purpose of being something one can effortlessly groove on without any strings attached is done very well with a unique enveloping sound that certainly has merit in its own right. My Score: 128/180 (Good) = 7.1/10 Expand