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Released: 16.10.15

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Having produced two stone-cold classics in Cryptograms and Microcastle, you could argue that Deerhunter made a rod for their own backs when the subsequent two albums Halcyon Digest and Monomania were merely very good. At first, it seems like Fading Frontier is going to be more of the same, with the faintly hypnotic noise pop of All The Same sounding like it could fit pretty comfortably on either of its predecessors. However, as it develops, the record becomes more expansive, with Living My Life’s weary mysticism and the sunny dream pop of Breaker in particular marking new territory. While Fading Frontier might not quite reach Deerhunter’s enviably high watermark, it’s unquestionably the freshest they have sounded for a number of years.

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