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XI: Bleed Here Now

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XI: Bleed Here Now

Eleventh album from the Austin post-hardcore band fronted alternately by Jason Reece and Conrad Keely

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  1. 7.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Trail of Dead sound rejuvenated, ridiculous and ready to rock
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  2. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    The Austin band returns with its longest and loosest record, characterized by a new sense of lightness
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  3. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Though their drive to fill all available space causes some songs to grow diff use, their vision coheres on “Taken By The Hand”, a suitably audacious fusion of ferocious post-hardcore and anthemic Southern rock. Print edition only

  4. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Virtually every aspect of XI: Bleed Here Now seems teleported from some distant past when rock records were taken seriously
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  5. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead offer a phantasmagorical collection of songs on XI: Bleed Here Now that touch on post-punk, folk, and modern classical
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  6. 7.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Every song sounds like a bunch of musicians taking things in stride, enjoying the process of creating over all else
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  7. 6.0 |   Kerrang!

    A trimmed down version would have been the best …Trail Of Dead album in 20 years, but this sprawling incarnation remains a comforting reminder of the warmth and weirdness of these perennial outsiders
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