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Eighth studio album from the indie rock quartet from Toronto

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Metric Music International, Inc
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  1. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    An apocalyptic dance album which drags you from the abyss
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    Formentera captures the warring emotions, steady fears, and crushing uncertainty of the era it was made and delivers it wrapped up in tiumphant and true songs that one will want to spin again and again
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  3. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    You could view the album as one that comes in three acts: anxiety, escapism, and catharsis. It questions the notions of how we cope with events beyond our control and how we come to terms with our own insignificance
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    A familiar exchange of sharp sheen and double-edged themes
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    Emily Haines and co.'s eighth record, inspired by and named after a Spanish island they'd never actually been to, grapples with the big questions
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  6. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Nearly two decades on since their debut, their eighth album finds Emily Haines and co still going from strength to strength
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  7. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    There are a few surprises the stalwart group have for its audiences. Moments of piano accompaniment offer a respite from the end-of-the-world vibes while being more reminiscent of Haines's solo work
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  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This feels like a record made by people seeking hope and escape while – like many of their audience – secretly doubting everything
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  9. 7.8 |   Northern Transmissions

    It’s an ideal record for anyone who wants a good dose of energy and emphasis in their ears
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  10. 7.2 |   Spectrum Culture

    Metric have balanced emotional weight, careful reflection and varied aesthetics for a meaty album that will play as well as through headphones as through stadium systems
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  11. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    On their eighth album, the Canadian new wave torchbearers interrogate their career and mourn the death of a kind of rockstar success even as they celebrate their achievement of it
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  12. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Emily Haines and her band members have such confidence and a sense of ease in themselves and those around them that they probably no longer need to escape to a Spanish island or transform themselves into heroic angels like in Sam Lowry’s dreams
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  13. 6.0 |   Clash

    With the freedom allowed by recording at guitarist Jimmy Shaw’s new studio, the band, alongside collaborators Liam O’Neil and Gus van Go, has started stepping into a more compelling direction
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