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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the British alternative rock duo features guest appearances from Clarence Clarity, Ed Harcourt, and The Wytches.
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  1. Jan 25, 2019
    100
    Nothing about this album is ordinary and nothing can be taken for granted – least of all the artists themselves. Get Tragic is a powerful album, raw in its unflinching honesty, experimental in its lyrical and instrumental balances, and deeply moving in its frank exploration of all that Ansell and Carter have made it through to reach this point.
  2. Jan 24, 2019
    90
    Get Tragic, quite candidly, is a virtually perfect record. There’s nothing about it that’s out of place. It draws on the best parts of the band’s past history, catchy choruses, glam-rock guitars, electronic riffs that don’t leave your mind for days, mind-blowing lyrics--all combined with a glamour that lurks at the edge of the hometown you escaped, as the sun slowly sets.
  3. Jan 25, 2019
    90
    An emotionally raw and thrilling pop record (because it is a pop record, despite its rock sensibilities). After a series of downs that would finish most bands, Get Tragic sounds like a new start for its creators.
  4. Kerrang!
    Jan 24, 2019
    80
    Its slick, sxy grooves coming over as both a stab at the mainstream and a bold reboot of their established format. [12 Jan 2019, p.55]
  5. Jan 24, 2019
    75
    Get Tragic hammers with smooth menace on "Nearer" (feat. The Wytches)," chugs alongside a bongo drum ("Mexican Dress"), and on "Anxiety" throws Jack White guitar work at us for good measure.
  6. Jan 25, 2019
    70
    While it lacks the untethered aggression of past efforts, there’s a mean underbelly to tracks like ‘Beverly’ and ‘Howl’ that makes up for this.
  7. 60
    There is some sense that Blood Red Shoes are trying too hard to cultivate their own myth, with all these tales of rock and roll hedonism. For the most part, though, the music on Get Tragic is good enough to speak for itself.
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