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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for the New York indie pop duo was produced by Max Hart.
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  1. 75
    It takes from every era of the duo and amalgamates it in such a way that you it never feels forced or out of place. While we may miss those cutting riffs, they do more than enough to satisfy our thirst.
  2. Apr 26, 2018
    70
    Fans of We Are Scientists will appreciate the new direction in crafting a new upbeat dynamic sound, and for new listeners, Megaplex is the perfect introduction to one of the band's most notable releases to date.
  3. May 4, 2018
    70
    It’s probably their most ambitious effort since Brain Thrust Mastery, delivering a sprawling and colourful collection of pop songs which are sure to leave a smile on your face.
  4. Apr 26, 2018
    60
    This is the second album in a row where the harder they rock, the less inspired the songs are. When they go mid-tempo and slower and add synths and other textures to their hooks, the songs sound better.
  5. Apr 26, 2018
    60
    Too often for a 30-minute record do you find ponderous filler (Notes in a Bottle, Now or Never, Properties of Perception), in which even the ever-earnest Murray doesn’t seem to believe the lyrics he’s opining.
  6. Apr 30, 2018
    60
    While Megaplex has its moments, the pleasures are fleeting and listeners aren't left with much meat to stick to their bones.
  7. Apr 27, 2018
    60
    Megaplex is a bright and breezy romp that’s impossible not to smile and tap along to. And even when the breezy nature of some tracks is taken so far as to on the ephemeral, you can almost guarantee that what follows will pack enough of a punch so as to make up for it.