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  • Summary: This is the fifth studio release for the Los Angeles noise rock duo fo Randy Randall and Dean Spunt.
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  • Record Label: Drag City
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Noise Pop, Noise-Rock
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
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  1. The Wire
    Jun 11, 2020
    80
    As a whole, Goons Be Gone feels strangely anachronistic, but not nostalgic. Retrieved from the heyday of punk rock, but with a lot of its own to say. [Jun 2020, p.59]
  2. Jun 5, 2020
    80
    Goons Be Gone isn't the perfect synthesis of chaos and control that No Age have been searching for their entire career, but it finds some of their best songs and most fruitful experiments presented in a style that's never sounded more singularly their own.
  3. Jun 18, 2020
    75
    It’s a sprawling collection that fuses sonic experimentation with classic song structures to devastating effects in parts.
  4. Jun 5, 2020
    70
    Goons Be Gone won’t go down as No Age’s best, but it benefits from its directness.
  5. Jun 5, 2020
    70
    No Age's latest is not ground-breaking, but it doesn't need to be. It's an enjoyable rock record from a pair of sonic auteurs whose instincts for DIY noise-punk are as strong as ever.
  6. Jun 5, 2020
    66
    Goons Be Gone is nothing particularly new for them, but when No Age balance their flavors of weirdness with the wildness, it still hits the right marks.
  7. Jun 8, 2020
    50
    A couple of times they get some wind in their sails, namely ‘War Dance’ and ‘Turned to String’, but the overall feeling from this is that No Age are, ironically, starting to show their years.

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