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  • Record Label: Epitaph
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, American Underground, Jangle Pop, College Rock, Paisley Underground
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Filter Me Through You
If I can't have you Or anything that reminds me of you I'll carry on So you might miss me when I'm gone. I'm in the ether It's now or neither Filter... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. 80
    You can hear it in the creepy, lovelorn surrealism of Filter Me Through You’s hazy dream-pop. Then the eleven minute title track, with its ruefully fated protagonist, spidery keyboards, jaggedly interlocked parts and mantric end, proves decisively that this Dream isn’t over.
  2. Uncut
    Sep 13, 2017
    80
    The quartet peel back the years on corrosive songs that strike a masterly balance between melody and uppity guitar noise. [Oct 2017, p.26]
  3. Sep 11, 2017
    80
    If you want to hear a clever, ambitious, and blessedly noisy set from four people who know how to do it right, then the Dream Syndicate's return to duty will find an honored place in your music collection.
  4. Sep 11, 2017
    80
    Confident and playful, amped up and in sync. Each of the album’s eight songs is unique unto itself, yet all flow together into a cohesive set. The album sounds a bit like the ‘90s bands that Dream Syndicate influenced, a joyful immersion into collective melodic noise.
  5. Mojo
    Sep 13, 2017
    80
    Remaining loyal to Laurel Canyon and the NY underground, the collision of '60s classicism and noise is joyous. [Oct 2017, p.94]
  6. The Wire
    Oct 11, 2017
    70
    How Did I Find Myself Here? is the occasionally thrilling result. [Sep 2017, p.50]
  7. Sep 11, 2017
    69
    While certainly not on the level of The Days of Wine and Roses, this reunion record could be considered that debut’s rightful follow-up, at least in spirit.

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