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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Chicago post-punk trio was mixed by John Congleton.
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  1. 80
    Like clear ancestral forefathers Faith, Hex Enduction Hour or The Downward Spiral, this is best enjoyed in small doses and every so often. It’s too good at what it does to be listened to daily. Handle with care and approach with caution.
  2. Apr 3, 2019
    80
    Elegant, unusual touches like these suggest Facs are still finding new complexities in their music on Lifelike, an album that demands and rewards close listening.
  3. Uncut
    Apr 3, 2019
    80
    It's transfixing and entirely dangerous. [May 2019, p.27]
  4. Apr 3, 2019
    68
    The new record feels less like a collection of proper songs than a series of evolutionary steps as the band unmoors itself from its taut rhythmic foundation to drift further out into the chop, and not always with a set destination in mind. It’s the sort of record where each successive track seems to embellish ideas introduced by its immediate predecessor.