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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Canadian post-punk band was produced by Nicolas Vernhes.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
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  1. Feb 12, 2018
    100
    Room remains Ought’s most beautiful--yes, beautiful--album to date.
  2. Feb 16, 2018
    84
    It’s post-punk theatre through and through, full of bright colours and left turns, with enough returning cast members to keep the old heads in their seats (“bring back the old Ought!”).
  3. Mojo
    Jan 31, 2018
    80
    An album of quite magnificent mardiness. [Mar 2018, p.94]
  4. Mar 2, 2018
    80
    Some might say that Room Inside the World is too far removed from the manic proto-punk stylings of Today More Than Any Other Day or the barrage of organized noise that was Sun Coming Down, but this reviewer is of the opinion that those were building blocks that still exist in the final structure of this new album. It's just that the ways in which they support this new structure might not be what anyone expected, but the unexpected, in this case, is a pretty damn good surprise.
  5. Feb 16, 2018
    75
    Room Inside the World is a trove of art-rock and post-punk. Always leaving the listener quite unsure of its potential, it cements Ought’s reputation as an exciting band perfectly capable of evolution and reinvention.
  6. Mar 26, 2018
    70
    The album is strong but is a marked change in direction, nonetheless.
  7. Jan 31, 2018
    60
    An album precision-pitched between angst and optimism, tension and release.

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  1. Feb 20, 2018
    8
    Ought's new Album is beautiful.

    Very nice catchy art-rock/post-punk vibes that make an album full of very beautiful texturized vocal
    Ought's new Album is beautiful.

    Very nice catchy art-rock/post-punk vibes that make an album full of very beautiful texturized vocal melodies and guitar rhythms. It actually very much reminds me of The Magnetic Feels meets Iceage and they decided to create an album inspired by Talk Talk. Its great!!

    It's a shame this one seems to be sipping through the cracks...do yourself a favour and check it out!
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