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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Norwegian indie rock trio of Mads Baklien, Stian Brennskag, and Christian Løvhaug was produced by Tord Øverland Knudsen of The Wombats and Team Me's Marius Drogsås Hagen.
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  • Record Label: By the Time It Gets Dark
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Noise-Rock
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  1. 85
    As a standalone document, this is a gem of an album.
  2. The most promising debut of the year so far.
  3. Feb 6, 2019
    80
    This is a joyfully optimistic set of musically candid, emotionally transparent, effervescent anthems in waiting. With this album, Spielbergs have shown that sometimes good things do come to those that wait.
  4. Feb 4, 2019
    75
    This Is Not The End doesn’t so much land on its feet as delicately drift into its aptly morose, pop punky pose, assured without a scent of try-hard, an almost jarring naturalism.
  5. Feb 4, 2019
    72
    Spielbergs don’t deal in complex subjects, and they sing plainly enough that any hook heard on the first chorus can be joined on the second.
  6. Feb 12, 2019
    70
    The songwriting does suffer as a result of their walloping, impatient joy, but as Spielbergs prove, some instant gratification is always called for.
  7. Kerrang!
    Feb 1, 2019
    60
    They might not always move in straight lines, but as odd as Spielbergs can sometimes seem, they're also capable of great things with whatever they fancy turning their hands to. [2 Feb 2019, p.55]

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