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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Philadelphia-based indie rock band led by Kristine Leschper was produced by John Congleton.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
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  1. Sep 11, 2018
    80
    The shifting, irregular momentum on Render Another Ugly Method is bold and rewarding, with many surprises.
  2. Sep 7, 2018
    80
    Render Another Ugly Method is an album which demands careful listening, almost as it pushes away the listener, inviting interpretation as it rejects it. Often thrilling, it is rarely less than compelling.
  3. Sep 7, 2018
    80
    Mothers have taken their tactics of constant instrumental juxtapositions into another realm, somehow finding a middle ground between the pleasant and the discordant, where Mothers have comfortably found their niche--it’s not always uplifting, but it consistently delivers.
  4. Sep 6, 2018
    70
    It's a challenging album, especially at close to an hour in length. Its one that holds its share of fascination, however, with its alternately biting and poetic lyrics, persistent ache, and unpredictable patterns that are still discernable if often transient.
  5. The Wire
    Sep 21, 2018
    70
    Sifting through these hermetic songs is like coming across a cobwebby box of photographs in an empty home. Tiny fragments of narrative emerge, only to be drowned by ambiguity and absence. [Oct 2018, p.58]
  6. 70
    Things are once again totally captivating, though not in a daze-y, dream-like way; rather because this album demands your attention through the sheer scale, sprawl and scope of it.
  7. Sep 10, 2018
    30
    Render Another Ugly Method is merely the calcified misery of a young woman who can't reach outside herself. [Aug - Oct 2018, p.80]

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