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  1. Oct 11, 2019
    84
    While the 12 songs on Hello Exile don’t sonically deviate too much from the rest of The Menzingers’ previous six albums from the past decade or so, it offers a level of introspection relatively unheard in their genre. It’s an honest portrayal of where they are at this point in their life: not ready to settle down and give up the 4 A.M. nights at the dive bar down the street, but also realizing that those around them are in the process of doing so.
  2. Oct 7, 2019
    80
    Here, nine of the 12 songs are Greg’s, and much of the album revels in his wistful romanticism as a result. ... Not that Hello Exile sits around navel-gazing. The Tom-led Last To Know is a seething rocker, and the just-audible off-mic yell before the guitar solo showcases a band as exuberant as ever, even as Joe Godino’s beats hammer down like a hangover.
  3. Oct 7, 2019
    80
    With each album they add more to their story, and the underlying emotional connection to the band and their songs is what grows in intensity.
  4. Oct 7, 2019
    80
    Hello Exile is full of idealized versions of Menzingers songs, a little slower than usual but still containing all the sonic and lyrical hallmarks that we’ve come to expect.
  5. Oct 7, 2019
    80
    Hello Exile is the Menzingers' most thematically heavy and emotionally weightiest album, as well as their boldest and most self-assured.
  6. 70
    Not their best, not their worst... but something that'll move you as usual and help you appreciate life for the gift it is.
  7. Oct 9, 2019
    50
    The Menzingers established themselves as a group interested in moving forward—even if they wrote about those high school days. Hello Exile fails to follow through on that promise.

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  1. Oct 12, 2019
    9
    I just recently stumbled upon these guys and cannot find a weak link in their discography. This record is another excellent effort.