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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Feb 3, 2020
    80
    Algiers will always be big, bold and unapologetically earnest and while you’d stop short of saying something like they’re a vital band for our times, it’s good to have someone around who cares for them as much as they do.
  2. 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.
  3. Jan 21, 2020
    80
    The poem isn’t great, but the music is as electrifying, unpredictable and chaotic as ever.
  4. Uncut
    Jan 14, 2020
    70
    Mostly fine results. [Feb 2020, p.25]
  5. Jan 30, 2020
    70
    Sitting right at the cross-section between optimism and pessimism, There Is No Year is an enlivening experience, and a mostly successful artistic rendering of a world on fire.
  6. The Wire
    Mar 3, 2020
    60
    There Is No Year is a mixed bag of disparate musical styles, played out as an intelligently composed accompaniment for Fisher’s complex political rhetoric. [Mar 2020, p.58]
  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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  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
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  1. Mar 24, 2020
    7
    ( 76/100 )

    Un Rock Alternativo que logra dar cierto estilo a su música. A pesar de jugar entre intensidades, el álbum se nivela con cierta
    ( 76/100 )

    Un Rock Alternativo que logra dar cierto estilo a su música. A pesar de jugar entre intensidades, el álbum se nivela con cierta monotonía por no presentar alguna sorpresa o novedad dentro del genero. La producción, a cargo de Ben Greenberg y Randall Dunn, logran, a pesar de todo, crear cierta ambientación y detalle que puede seducir rápidamente a quien escuche.

    An AlternativeRock that achieves to give some style to their music. Even if it plays in between intensities, the album stabilizes with some monotony coming from nos presenting any surprises or originality inside the genera. The production, by Ben Greenberg and Randall Dunn, achieves, despite everything, to create some atmosphere and detail that con quickly seduces to whoever listens.
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  2. Feb 9, 2020
    6
    I don't know man, probably Algiers' least gratifying release. The album has many powerful moments but they're too few and far between. II don't know man, probably Algiers' least gratifying release. The album has many powerful moments but they're too few and far between. I thought the teaser track 'Can the Sub-Bass Speak' was amazing yet it doesn't turn up on the album and only a couple tracks seem to reach that level of creativity and character. Fisher's lyricism remains impeccable and thought provoking but this time the instrumentals don't back them up quite as well. Expand
  3. Jul 25, 2020
    5
    "There is no year" is safe and lacks Algiers' revolutionary spirit. There is nothing that bad, just weaker than their previous work.