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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for Los Angeles-based indie rock band was produced by Shawn Everett.
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  1. 85
    It’s a dramatic stretch on life’s road map, on which Local Natives have captured their true spirit once again.
  2. Apr 26, 2019
    80
    Local Natives deliver a tale of affection deeply rooted in the realism of love, not just in romance but in life.
  3. Apr 26, 2019
    80
    Deferring away from minimal guitar licks and harmonizing multi-part vocals, their new breezy and open sound is more energetic than ever, creating music that continues to reflect where they are in their lives.
  4. Apr 26, 2019
    80
    Despite the group's experimental inclinations, there are still plenty of hooky moments here.
  5. May 3, 2019
    72
    But for all of the globe-trotting that went into Violet Street, Local Natives remain quintessentially SoCal: genial, approachable, and optimistic, even if their surroundings are liable to be on fire or crumbling into the sea.
  6. May 22, 2019
    70
    Despite the occasional moment of stagnation, Violet Street is a commanding collection of songs that strikes at the heart with it's earnest depictions of love in the City of Angels.
  7. Q Magazine
    May 14, 2019
    60
    Very much an album of two halves. [Jul 2019, p.113]
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  1. May 29, 2019
    10
    Beautiful album by one of the best bands around. Do yourself a favor and check it out. Oh, and go see them live, too!
  2. May 29, 2019
    10
    My favorite album of 2019 so far. So much to deconstruct with each listen. Would recommend at least 3 listens to really get a feel for it.
  3. Apr 30, 2019
    10
    Local natives, with the help of producer Shawn Everett, manages to capture the best bits of every previous album into Violet street all theLocal natives, with the help of producer Shawn Everett, manages to capture the best bits of every previous album into Violet street all the while pushing their sound and experimentation forward with a deeply satisfying album that begs to be listened to from front to back. Expand
  4. May 29, 2019
    10
    Incredible album 1-10. Local Natives do their thing. Local Natives are back!!!
  5. May 29, 2019
    10
    this album is very good. i’d highly recommend that you listen to it if you haven’t. thanks.
  6. May 29, 2019
    10
    So, so well produced and put together. Harmonies are better than ever. Love love love.
  7. May 9, 2019
    8
    Can't get enough of this album. This album is a great stand-alone piece, but if you are a previous fan you will agree they've done an amazingCan't get enough of this album. This album is a great stand-alone piece, but if you are a previous fan you will agree they've done an amazing job of evolving their sound and staying true to the things that make them stand out. Gorgeous album and an instant favorite. If you get to see these guys live, I highly recommend it, they are unbelievable in concert. Can't wait to see this tour! Expand

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