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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the St. Louis indie rock band was produced by Matt Bayles.
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  1. Aug 13, 2018
    100
    Nearer My God establishes itself as emo's first definitive document on digital-age despair.
  2. Aug 10, 2018
    91
    It’s as impressive as it is expansive, a perfect showcase for modern emo’s elasticity.
  3. Kerrang!
    Aug 9, 2018
    80
    It's a softly stirring soundtrack for a drift into somewhere deep, immersive and dreamy. [11 Aug 2018, p.71]
  4. Aug 13, 2018
    80
    Plenty of artists put their every fiber of being into a record, but there’s rarely the overt drive to exceed one’s greatness that’s so insistent, it threatens to earn indie rock's most unintentionally revealing slight: try-hard. For most bands, it's an epithet. On Nearer My God, Foxing flaunt it like an Olympic gold medal.
  5. Aug 9, 2018
    70
    It's Foxing in a new shape, a first-hand witness of the evolution of a band that were really good just the way they were. While these changes may not be welcome with open arms, the thoughtfulness and artistry deserves a round of applause.
  6. Aug 15, 2018
    65
    Pick things apart, and it’s a fine addition to the St. Louis band’s catalogue--there are several songs here that will catalyze their already electric live show.
  7. Uncut
    Aug 9, 2018
    60
    We can enjoy Foxing's prophecies of impending doom, particularly when they're clothed in Animal Collective harmonies, U2 bombast and even avant-garde R&B. [Sep 2018, p.29]

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  1. Aug 13, 2018
    10
    Listening to this on good headphones I was hooked from the start. The details, textures, songwriting and lyrics are all great.

    Maybe I'm
    Listening to this on good headphones I was hooked from the start. The details, textures, songwriting and lyrics are all great.

    Maybe I'm just at the right point for this to hit home really hard but it is the kind of album that resonates with me all day after my first listen on my morning commute and makes me look forward to spending time with it again on the way home.
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