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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the Canadian dance-punk duo was self-produced and recorded.
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  1. Mar 24, 2021
    80
    On Is 4 Lovers, the pair have settled in and settled down, both in their lives and to their own sound.
  2. Mar 25, 2021
    80
    Is 4 Lovers has plenty of style and substance. Though the album goes in some new directions, the formula of previous Death from Above 1979 releases is still there and it still works. Is 4 Lovers is heavy and unpolished but full of charm and memorable hooks to go with the rumbling bass and bruising rhythms.
  3. Mar 29, 2021
    80
    Is 4 Lovers one of Death from Above 1979's most balanced and stylistically engaging albums.
  4. Mar 25, 2021
    70
    ‘Is 4 Lovers’ is both a worthy addition to the collection and a reminder of what the band has gained over the years since they were just two kids from Toronto blowing everyone’s minds by not hiring a guitarist.
  5. Mar 26, 2021
    67
    With Is 4 Lovers, they not only prove that they can stretch without compromising, but also that intimacy and discovery can still be rockin’ AF.
  6. Mar 29, 2021
    60
    If you take this for what it is, then you’ll have a great time, but the second you start to think about the longevity or replay value of this album, it all starts to come apart at the seams. This is a great album for the fans, but that’s essentially all it is.
  7. Mar 29, 2021
    56
    Is 4 Lovers isn’t a bad album, it just lacks that much-needed energy and purpose. A lot of the songs here feel like they’re going through the motions.

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  1. Apr 5, 2021
    8
    You already know where this thing is going to take you. The style is there, yet you can hear new directions and a little bit ofYou already know where this thing is going to take you. The style is there, yet you can hear new directions and a little bit of experimentation. There are some tone changes as well, especially in the latter songs. Overall, this album therefore feels more complex than the last two. The success of You're A Woman, I'm A Machine was not replicated, but i feel like the fans can truly appreciate this album for its blend of novelty and tradition. Expand