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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for Jonathan Rado and Sam France was self-produced and mixed by Shawn Everett.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
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  1. Q Magazine
    May 14, 2019
    80
    Mostly their ebullient sixth LP is clever and kooky enough to be cherished on its own terms. [Jul 2019, p.110]
  2. Apr 25, 2019
    80
    Seeing Other People initially appears slick and self-obsessed, very nearly to a fault. But scratch below the surface and there’s tongue-in-cheek humour.
  3. Apr 29, 2019
    80
    Though it lacks some of the standout avant-garde moments of the band’s earlier work, it also eschews the messy missteps that had popped up from time to time. Seeing Other People is also the most focused and controlled Foxygen album and its intricate melodies and infinite hooks will be remembered long after the band is no more, whether France and Rado realize it or not.
  4. Apr 25, 2019
    70
    Though France warded off rumors of a band breakup prior to the album's release, it's clear that Foxygen is moving on from the past in dramatic fashion with an album that's part formal complaint and part kiss-off.
  5. Apr 26, 2019
    70
    On their sixth LP, unpredictable Californians Foxygen are less up for a bop than an attempt at settling some scores.
  6. Jun 6, 2019
    60
    There's a loose swagger throughout the nine songs. ... It seems that Foxygen rolled through Seeing Other People, making new music for the sake of making music.
  7. Uncut
    Apr 25, 2019
    50
    Never quite persuades you if it's sincerely bitter or a knowing facsimile of an early '80s break-up album. [May 2019, p.29]

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  1. Apr 29, 2019
    10
    Love the refreshing new sound and the Bruce Springsteen influence. Jonathon Rado can do no wrong!
  2. May 21, 2019
    10
    lyrics feel real in a world of facades, hooks are addicting, absolute stunner front to back
  3. Apr 27, 2019
    10
    Foxygen is really foxing all of them. They keep adding new sound in every record and that's what you can call versatility
  4. Apr 27, 2019
    10
    Foxygen is an absolutely talented and incredible band... and this album is unbelievably solid! Every track is fun and has lot's of emotion!Foxygen is an absolutely talented and incredible band... and this album is unbelievably solid! Every track is fun and has lot's of emotion! Amazing album "news" is a track every Foxygen fan should hear. Expand