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  • Summary: The trip-hop project formed by Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths releases its ninth studio full-length album.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
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  1. Mojo
    Oct 2, 2012
    80
    It plays to all their debut's moody, elegant, widescreen strengths while illustrating the changes since. [Sep 2012, p.86]
  2. Uncut
    Oct 2, 2012
    70
    The album's only real flaw is a penchant for sketchy, banal lyrics that can jar with the imaginative and highly polished musical backdrop. [Oct 2012, p.71]
  3. Q Magazine
    Oct 2, 2012
    60
    The array of styles that are spliced together--space rock, electronica, trip-hop, orchestral flourishes--fail to add up to a cohesive whole. [Sep 2012, p.97]
  4. Oct 2, 2012
    50
    The range of influences on the album ensures this is a rather uneven listen, unhelped by the cast of vocalists.
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  1. Oct 1, 2014
    10
    Probably the best album of Archive. Amazing combination of anger (eg. Violently), tenderness (eg. Stick Me in My Heart) and all other possibleProbably the best album of Archive. Amazing combination of anger (eg. Violently), tenderness (eg. Stick Me in My Heart) and all other possible senses in between. Expand
  2. Jan 29, 2021
    7
    Archive does not bother with any originality in the lyrics of its songs, but we can clearly see that at that time already the incredible nextArchive does not bother with any originality in the lyrics of its songs, but we can clearly see that at that time already the incredible next album, Axiom, was in gestation in the spirit of the band. 'With Us Until You're Dead' is an example of the amazing ability of the band members to create a project that doesn't hesitate to go through different phases and styles. The theme of violence stands out particularly throughout this project and thus appears to be in strong contrast to the theme of silence, peace and calm. Archive tends to demonstrate this ambivalence with a beginning of the album with very fast, aggressive rhythms, counterbalanced afterwards (in the second half) by soft sounds and more pleasant voices. Anyway, the final result is very close to a heady and surprising musical fresco. Expand