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  • Summary: The ninth full-length studio release for the Atlanta garage rock band features influences from country music.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 31, 2020
    80
    Black Lips have completely resuscitated something here. It's not new or old, intentional, or accidental, not from a place of contrive or a desire to fit in an already oddly shaped hole. These are artists making art, a bunch of fellas from the South and a bad-ass woman from LA who take comfort in obtuse lo-fi garage rock, pouring it out on a killer country record.
  2. Q Magazine
    Jan 23, 2020
    80
    Surprisingly heartfelt. [Mar 2020, p.114]
  3. Mojo
    Jan 23, 2020
    80
    Some career-catchiest tunes and a lively self-production make Sing an absolute triumph in repositioning. [Mar 2020, p.91]
  4. Jan 24, 2020
    70
    It's commendable that the Black Lips are trying to find new things to do after 20 years of balancing order and chaos, but Sing In A World That's Falling Apart isn't the exciting new aberration they need.
  5. Feb 7, 2020
    70
    Gone the mangled Nuggets riffs and LSD infected yelps, replaced instead by slide guitars and deranged yee-haws. It shouldn’t really work, but it does.
  6. Classic Rock Magazine
    Feb 6, 2020
    70
    A group that can shift from straight-ahead retro to effortless eclecticism in the time it takes to shift gears on a truck. [Mar 2020, p.86]
  7. Jan 23, 2020
    60
    This early run of songs is perfectly enjoyable and the lyrics play superbly with country clichés, but rarely does it reach towards the quality we know the band to be capable. That is until lead single Gentleman turns up and gives the album the kick it needs.

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  1. Jan 28, 2020
    0
    what junk how can people call this **** music i feel bad for their fans