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We Will Always Love You

by The Avalanches

Released December 11, 2020 via Modular Recordings

Reviewed December 22, 2020

Top tracks (based on community voting)
The Divine Chord (49%), We Will Always Love You (36%), Interstellar Love (29%)

In a world where Since I Left You is someone’s physical journey of navigating life without their former partner, We Will Always Love You is the spiritual counterpart to the journey that The Avalanches’ debut creates. Rather than an exploration of the world at the listener’s feet, We Will Always Love You lifts the listener up to the ceiling of their existence, pointing their head beyond the physical world. That’s how The Avalanches take one beyond. Ascension; pure, bouncy, and soulful, the way they do it best. – Ben (Synth) (9/10)

The Avalanches latest album continues their phenomenal run of albums that show off an infectious love for music. It seems as if they’ve taken a more Gorillaz-esque approach by crafting songs around artists they love and making it a cohesive piece. We have a laundry list of guests from Blood Orange and Jamie Xx to Pink Siifu and Kurt Vile, it’s a well curated cast and everyone does excellent while maintaining the general aesthetic of the record. Groovy disco synths are the main focus of the album, deftly manipulated into a psychedelic infused, electronic based experience. It could have been trimmed for an even tighter experience, but is still a lovely listen, cover to cover. – Jared (8.5/10)

Australian plunderphonics/experimental hip-hop gods The Avalanche' release their third album in 20 years with We Will Always Love You, a late-night endeavour as they pull back on the party vibes for a more atmospheric and moonlit listen. Each track ties together to deliver a midnight journey of great inspiration and wonderment—a mood that is continually set and emphasized throughout. Features from Johnny Marr, Blood Orange, Pink Siifu, Denzel Curry and Kurt Vile—to name just a few—show us that The Avalanches are a well-respected and highly esteemed contemporary act. Pulling together a plethora of different sides of the music world has never come off as smooth and seemingly effortless. – Peter (8/10)

Ben (Synth): 9/10 | DeVán: 8.5/10 | Cam: 8/10 | Dominick: 7.8/10

Enth: 7.5/10 | Hadley: 7.5/10 | Peter: 7.5/10 | Daniel: 6.8/10


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