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  • Summary: The third full-length release for Atlanta-based quartet was produced by Randall Dunn and Ben Greenberg.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. Q Magazine
    Jan 17, 2020
    80
    The mood change from insurrection to brooding dystopia makes for a less immediate set of songs, but listen long enough and this is another powerful, affecting set. [Mar 2020, p.114]
  2. Jan 16, 2020
    80
    These tight, explosive songs combine a refined poetic lyric approach in songwriting and arranging that's every bit as urgent as the album's two predecessors, yet it's so emotionally charged, it leaves the listener breathless and exhausted, as well as compelled and excited.
  3. Jan 17, 2020
    80
    Frequently thrilling and never boring, There Is No Year reveals subtleties amidst the powerful energy with each play, and in so doing shines a light on Algiers, a band who stride defiantly forth, urgent counterpoints vital for facing down the injustices of our times.
  4. Uncut
    Jan 14, 2020
    70
    Mostly fine results. [Feb 2020, p.25]
  5. Rolling Stone
    Jan 14, 2020
    70
    Their third album can be a blast. [Jan 2020, p.84]
  6. Jan 16, 2020
    62
    When There Is No Year abandons the synthwave influences and embraces Fisher’s clear admiration for Foucault and other critical theorists, it’s easy to remember Algiers’ unique appeal.
  7. Jan 16, 2020
    50
    There Is No Year is one of the most disappointing follow-ups in recent memory. Knowing the group is capable of much more gives hope for a re-energized effort in their future.

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