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45 by School of Language

School of Language

45

Release Date: Jul 26, 2019

Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop

Record label: Memphis Industries

70

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Album Review: 45 by School of Language

Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

The follow-up to 2014's Old Fears, the farcical and funked-up 45 sees Field Music's David Brewis grapple with the inscrutable age of Trump by taking the 45th president of the United States head-on. Inspired in part by author Bob Woodward's tell-all White House book Fear, as well as the contrastingly smooth sounds of the Meters, Sly & the Family Stone, and Free, Brewis uses POTUS' own words and actions as narrative chum, allowing them to marinate in the listeners' heads before offering up a pithy rejoinder -- Brewis is donating a percentage of the album's proceeds to Planned Parenthood and The Alliance for Choice in Northern Ireland. Trump's love of hyperbole is a common through line, with Brewis building entire pieces off of tried-and-true Trumpisms like "Nobody knows.

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The Quietus
Opinion: Very Good

As one half of Field Music David Brewis is a busy boy. As well as making music with his brother Peter, he also has a slew of side-projects. One of these is the underrated School of Language. Their new album 45 was recorded in less than two months during downtime in Field Music's schedule is impressive.

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