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  • Summary: The seventh full-length release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Tim Sandusky.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jan 31, 2018
    100
    Furman’s stories erupt in sunbursts of detail, lived-in and lividly imagined.
  2. Feb 6, 2018
    90
    Transangelic Exodus is a beautiful, dark, twisted, painful and yet hopeful tale.
  3. Feb 8, 2018
    90
    Transangelic Exodus is a scrappy yet poignant rock & roll narrative of inner conflict and acceptance; its songs are a confessional and confrontational commentary on a historic period when so much is possible, even as fear, hate, and paranoia still hold the reins of power. Its energy, vulnerability, rage, and crafty poetics are awe-inspiring.
  4. 80
    Frankly, your head spins. Unpick it all, though, this is one of the most probing and pioneering avant-retro-pop albums of the age. And when Furman swerves from his Seraphiel & Louise narrative to discuss his issues with religion, coming out and the rise of the Far Right on the album’s jauntier ditties, it’s one of the most provocative too.
  5. Feb 14, 2018
    80
    Careful attention to details grounds the story and makes it believable. You know, insomuch as a tale of transangels can be believable.
  6. 80
    Equal parts Jean Genet and Hellboy, it’s a magnificent oddity, exultant in its uniqueness, both personally and musically.
  7. Feb 9, 2018
    50
    Furman's outright ramshackle approach has lost its charm as his songs have become messy and overbearing. These songs are fun but confusing. They lack the allure of the straight-talking, catchy riffs which made his name.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 21, 2018
    10
    Simply a fantastic album. Creative, alluring, dance worthy, rock n roll purity.
  2. Apr 1, 2018
    10
    Catchy tunes, great vocals, and a unique queer narrative make this a must-listen album.
    *Ezra Furman shows more passion with his latest album
    Catchy tunes, great vocals, and a unique queer narrative make this a must-listen album.
    *Ezra Furman shows more passion with his latest album (and even more so in live shows). He's come out more publicly and the lyrics/sound of this album perfectly capture so many aspects and emotions of queer life.
    *Culturally, this queer album is so relevant now. As a performer, Ezra comes off more real and relate-able than any other artist.
    *There are a few tracks on the album that I'm not a fan of...but these are also tracks that some other people love. A few of the songs, such as "Peel My Orange Every Morning", have very interesting cadences/sounds. After a couple listens, this song in particular really grew on me.
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  3. Feb 9, 2018
    10
    This the typical "Oh My God" album, fantastic music, amazing stories and brilliant production.
    I actually think that there's nothing even
    This the typical "Oh My God" album, fantastic music, amazing stories and brilliant production.
    I actually think that there's nothing even distantly out of place in it.
    I wish that more music was like this nowadays, pure and wishing only to tell stories that people can actually enjoy, transforming the complex in something so easy too listen too that seems unreal.
    **** Genius with caps F and G.
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