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  • Summary: The first new release in eight years for the Canadian instrumental post-rock band was self-produced and mixed.
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  1. 90
    Stubborn Persistent Illusions finds Do Make Say Think returning as restless and reaching as they’ve ever been.
  2. May 17, 2017
    90
    They have a warmth and earnestness that permeates their complex emotional movements. Their soundscapes seamlessly blend the organic and rustic infrastructures of urban life.
  3. May 17, 2017
    80
    This is an utterly triumphant, uplifting album.
  4. May 17, 2017
    80
    After a long time away, Do Make Say Think are still able to captivate as much as ever.
  5. May 22, 2017
    80
    As a genre post-rock is certainly stubborn and persistent in the face of rocky times for guitar music, but its value is no illusion if Do Make Say Think’s latest is anything to go by.
  6. Magnet
    Jun 28, 2017
    80
    A record that easily ranks among the heaviest, most remarkable releases in Constellation's recent catalog. [No. 143, p.57]
  7. May 23, 2017
    70
    Do Make Say Think is an excellent band, and they’ve returned with a very good album that not only reestablishes the work they’ve done in the past, but, in its looser and more frenzied moments, also points to places that they might still go.

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  1. May 19, 2017
    10
    What an unpredictably gorgeous adventure, this album is certainly in my top three DMST albums. Lush, vibrant, energetic, melodic,What an unpredictably gorgeous adventure, this album is certainly in my top three DMST albums. Lush, vibrant, energetic, melodic, multilayered. Speaking without words. Expand

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