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  • Summary: The first release in over six years for the Swedish dream pop band was influenced by the frustrations at the direction they felt Sweden is heading toward.
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This Thing Was Bound to Happen
I'm walking the left hand path It's my contribution to the political debate I thought this time they'd disappear Now I just want to get out of... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
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  1. Oct 25, 2016
    90
    There's not yet a band that can evoke the intangible nostalgia that the Radio Dept. do, but at least with this release we can be assured we don't need there to be.
  2. 83
    This is a darker, more direct take from a band that sees in pop music a place to distill their ideas.
  3. Uncut
    Oct 17, 2016
    80
    Despite these potentially dour themes, Running Out Of Love is far from a gloom-fest, couched as it is in disco and '80s-influenced electronica. [Nov 2016, p.35]
  4. Oct 20, 2016
    80
    It may even be their most consistently impressive and overall most cohesive record to date.
  5. Magnet
    Nov 16, 2016
    80
    Easily the most vibrant they've ever sounded. [No. 137, p.59]
  6. Oct 28, 2016
    76
    What makes this record so refreshing is its unabashed ambition, the sound of a band rejecting indie-darling complacency for riskier, more mature territory. And the gamble more than pays off.
  7. Dec 7, 2016
    60
    The same basic sound is here, but a bit dancier and more electronic groove. Not nearly as much of the straight pop or shoegazey stuff.

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  1. Oct 22, 2016
    6
    One of the greatest bands of all time -- attempting to follow up one of the greatest records of all time in Clinging to a Scheme. Did theyOne of the greatest bands of all time -- attempting to follow up one of the greatest records of all time in Clinging to a Scheme. Did they succeed? Not exactly. It's a disappointment comparatively, and even as a standalone record. But it's not bad by any means. Expand