Album Review of Valuables by Enemies.

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Valuables by Enemies

Release Date: Dec 9, 2016
Record label: Topshelf Recordings
Genre(s): Pop/Rock

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Valuables - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

Sputnikmusic - 80
Based on rating 4.0/5

Review Summary: A parting gift of endless replayability.As a critic and a consumer, the news of Valuables' impending arrival was both a blessing and a curse. A blessing in that it would be a new offering from mathy Irish post-rock darlings Enemies. A curse in that it would be their last as a group.As a critic and a consumer, the news of their impending breakup is tough to take.

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Rock Sound - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Our thoughts on the Irish quartet's final album. Though slated to be Enemies’ final album, ‘Valuables’ is a defiantly upbeat record, drenched in weaving arpeggios and hazy atmospherics. It’s always a significant risk when a previously instrumental band introduce vocals but – freed from the shackles of fan and label expectations – the Irish four-piece seamlessly fuse the lush, ethereal pop of ‘Glow’ and pulsing synths of ‘Don’t Go’ with their more traditional post-rock fare.

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