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  • Summary: The debut full-length solo release under the real name of the former member of Yuck member was recorded live in five days with Billy Steiger, Tom Wheatley, and Jim White.
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  1. May 7, 2018
    80
    Daniel’s latest project is easily his most mature work. It might also be his best.
  2. May 7, 2018
    80
    Minus is a statement of intent from an artist who has found his voice and shaken off his past.
  3. Uncut
    May 11, 2018
    80
    The bruising "Madder" betrays the influence of Scott Walker producer Peter Walsh, but there are flickers of respite, notably "The Bomb," which tethers its emotional unravelling to a lovely piano figure. [Jun 2018, p.24]
  4. Q Magazine
    May 7, 2018
    80
    Both stunning and original. [Jun 2018, p.106]
  5. May 8, 2018
    80
    Seven deeply moving songs teetering deliciously on the brink of collapse. It was a long time in the making, but now, at the age of 27, Minus feels alarmingly close to the album Blumberg was always supposed to write.
  6. May 10, 2018
    80
    Minus boasts a melding of styles and influences, underlining that Blumberg is at his best when he’s most experimental. This is a recalibrating album that sets him up well for even more leftfield musical forays ahead.
  7. May 7, 2018
    40
    Neither a direct, honest pop album nor a truly bizarre, experimental art record, Minus is a meandering mess that tries to say everything and ends up saying very little.
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  1. Mar 18, 2019
    10
    daniel has changed a lot over the time, and by changing i mean improved, from generic indie rock band (yuck) to this it is a majordaniel has changed a lot over the time, and by changing i mean improved, from generic indie rock band (yuck) to this it is a major improvement. there is so much emotion in this album, it is depressing, sad. daniel wrote these songs when his heart was broken and "Minus" delivers his emotions to a user very well. there are minor issues too , for example 7 minutes intro in a song "Madder" is little infuriating. sound is unique and original, rough guitar parts mixed with ambient piano parts makes this album very unique, violin fits so good too Expand