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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the British art pop/rock band was produced by John Congleton.
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  1. 100
    Re-Animator packs global anxiety and paranoia into exquisitely crafted songs. A superb album.
  2. 85
    As a group, Everything Everything has always worn that indie art pop weirdness on its sleeve and its still refreshingly intact here, Re-animator is yet another flamboyant feather in the cap of a band that refuses to phone it in.
  3. Sep 10, 2020
    80
    A supremely intricate record which unfolds further with every listen - much like the brooding build of ‘In Birdsong’ - the band’s fifth album is, at times, a shadowy beast, and it’s sure to leave a mark.
  4. 80
    If ‘Re-Animator’ felt like it was lacking the kind of knockout blow that Everything Everything have provided on every album, they saved it until last. Recent single and album closer ‘Violent Sun’ is the biggest revelation here. You could mistake its opening seconds of The Boss’ ‘Dancing In The Dark’, or its propulsive surge of drums and synths for New Order.
  5. Uncut
    Sep 10, 2020
    80
    Everything Everything continue on their quest to make intricate yet seamless electronic art pop. [Sep 2020, p.29]
  6. Sep 14, 2020
    80
    As with each album in the quartet’s canon, Re-Animator requires (and deserves) repeated listening. Once that is achieved then the dividends start to pay, and this darkly shaded album is revealed as a very different string to be added to the Everything Everything bow. The band continue to sound like nothing else around.
  7. Sep 11, 2020
    68
    Re-Animator still holds its own against their other music; at their most traditional, they remain smart songwriters, and even their weaker lyrical moments are more thought-provoking than their peers.

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  1. Sep 17, 2020
    10
    Some of the band's best work yet, with no "bad" tracks.
    Best Track: Big Climb
    Weakest Track: Planets
  2. Sep 12, 2020
    10
    It is far more relaxed and less eccentric than their previous efforts but by doing that, it is their most cohesive album. Recurring themes areIt is far more relaxed and less eccentric than their previous efforts but by doing that, it is their most cohesive album. Recurring themes are all over the record, the human nature, human mind and doomsday. This time, though, they are exploring those themes in a more “empathetic” way and even if you can’t past enigmatic lyrics, Jonathan's clever and good sense of humor makes everything work so well you are going to find yourself bouncing around lyrics like “you are the king of oil" and even relating to "bigots you’re permanently off my christmas list". Expand
  3. Sep 15, 2020
    10
    In a just world, this would be album of the year.

    Sadly I feel a band like this will always be underappreciated in today's music scene, but
    In a just world, this would be album of the year.

    Sadly I feel a band like this will always be underappreciated in today's music scene, but it is brilliant music-making.
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  4. Sep 20, 2020
    9
    Black Hyena would not look out of place on Thom Yorke‘s Eraser album.. might even be likened to the ‚black swan‘ track but I may be overlyBlack Hyena would not look out of place on Thom Yorke‘s Eraser album.. might even be likened to the ‚black swan‘ track but I may be overly influenced by the title similarity.. still both have a similar beat Expand
  5. Sep 11, 2020
    8
    Great record! Arch Enemy is my least favorite, i feel like doesnt belong, feels weird in the tracklist, but all the other tracks are fire!