We Will Always Love You | The Avalanches

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We Will Always Love You

We Will Always Love You is the third studio album from Australian electronic group the Avalanches. It was released on 11 December 2020 through Modular Recordings. -Wikipedia

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  • Variety

    this album flows with a remarkable sense of fluidity and fun — it doesn’t sound labored-over, even though it obviously was. Twenty-plus years and three albums into their career, “We Will Always Love You” opens up a whole new chapter for the Avalanches. 

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  • The Guardian

    multilayered, blissed-out psychedelia.  

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  • Pitchfork

    The Australian group’s ambitious third album overflows with ideas, samples, guests, and sheer stimuli. In their sparkling music, every sound feels like a treasured memory.  

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  • Magnetic Magazine

    The Avalanches embrace original songwriting in full with some great collaborators for a fun and uplifting album. 

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  • Paste Magazine

    The Avalanches Craft an Affectionate Cross-Section of Humanity on We Will Always Love You.  

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  • Riot Magazine

    We Will Always Love You is a story in its own right. The remarkable kind that you pick up before bed and you do not put down until daylight comes.  

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  • Stereogum

    Like the other two Avalanches albums, We Will Always Love You is an odyssey. Each track feels like an encounter with some new character or a scenic passageway in between outposts. 

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  • Rolling Stone

    The Avalanches’ Add New Depth to Their Sampledelic Pop on ‘We Will Always Love You’.  

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  • NME

    These jarring moments aside, though, the diversity of guest musicians, expertly woven music and compositional strength of the tracks on offer here add up to a journey well worth taking. ‘We Will Always Love You’ completes The Avalanches’ 20-year triptych on a hopeful note.  

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  • The Independent

    On a 25-track album with remarkably little filler, Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi have forged a mature, kaleidoscopic exploration of their concept of ‘forever voices’.  

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  • Slant Magazine

    The Avalanches’s We Will Always Love You Is a Cosmic Sonic Collage.  

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  • PopMatters

    The Avalanches as a collaborative pop project isn't a bad look, but the guests here embarrass themselves in too many ways, mostly through vague polemics. We Will Always Love You is less poignant when it's about "politicians calculated, in the tower insulated"—as Cherry raps on "Wherever You Go"—than when it's about that lonely signal bouncing around among the stars, anxious to reach a distant planet before its source self-destructs.  

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  • Sputnik Music

    When it seems like there's no reason to go on, when everything's broken, when you are hit harder than you can imagine by loss, listen to this - a practically perfect record.  

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  • mxdwn Music

    We Will Always Love You is the blueprint for what an album should be. The Avalanches take no liberties with the record; each beat seems to be painstakingly thought out, with sounds and lyrics from one track often resurfacing on others to form a complex web of a story. Upon ingesting the entire sonic tapestry, the meaning of the line, “We’ll always love you, but that’s not the point” starts to become clearer. It’s how you harness the power of that love that matters. 

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  • The Wall Street Journal

    A Sonic Spaceship Ride. 

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  • The Young Folks

    If their first two records weren’t enough to instill a confidence in the group, and their ability to do something great, We Will Always Love You should be the main example used to prove just that. They ditched their plunderphonics-only mindset, grabbed ahold of new artists as vocal guests, and still managed to make it a great addition to their discography, with as many, if not more important lessons to gain. As an Avalanches fan, there’s not much more you could ask for, aside from Since I Left You 2.  

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  • The Spokesman-Review

    The Avalanches’ ‘We Will Always Love You’ is a piece of true artistic brilliance. 

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  • The Indiecator

    it’s a very good album that often makes the best of its musical guests, and occasionally shows off the Avalanches’ mixing and sample chops by themselves. If you long for a return to intricate collages though, now might be the time to stop looking back.  

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  • Beats Per Minute

    With some trimming, We Will Always Love You might have been a victory lap, but instead it feels like The Avalanches would have been better off taking another decade to fine-tune it.  

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  • Stereoboard

    The lyrics on ‘We Will Always Love You’ may never reach more than a skin-deep level but the integration of each individual aspect is inspired. This isn’t about floor fillers, it’s about a melodic journey towards some much-needed escapism.  

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  • Clash Magazine

    Strings swell, beats pound and synths conjure a world from afar, resulting in an experience that never fails to hold your attention. It’s an album that’s somehow halfway between DJ mix and a greatest hits compilation, and arguably the best of The Avalanches’ trio of releases thus far. 'We Will Always Love You?' Back at ‘cha.  

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  • The Arts Desk

    The Avalanches' eye for detail can deliver monumental emotional impact.  

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  • musicOMH

    We Will Always Love You is an emotional rollercoaster, and a lovingly put-together tapestry that signals The Avalanches entering the 2020s as vibrant as ever.  

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  • The Student Playlist

    Backed by a massive cast of impressive guest stars, The Avalanches’ third LP ‘We Will Always Love You’ is imperfect but contains many thrills.  

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  • The Line of Best Fit

    The Avalanches return with a meticulous and infectious third outing.  

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  • Vinyl Chapters

    While it broadly falls into the category of candy-box psychedelia and hip-hop, We Will Always Love You is resolutely exultant art-pop, cooked up like an introspective, reflective essay on loss, long distances and transcendence.  

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  • Loud and Quiet

    Despite the calibre of talent on this record – Neneh Cherry, Blood Orange, Rivers Cuomo, Denzel Curry and Karen O, to name just a few – the tracks all sound uncannily similar, awash with twinkling synths and “spacey” treated vocals. The Avalanches may be reaching for the stars with this album but We Will Always Love You rarely gets to cloud height.  

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  • The Telegraph

    giddy psychedelic dance from the Australian duo.  

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  • Sungenre

    Just like the music of The Avalanches too: it’s a wonderful thought to imagine this record itself floating into the deep beyond, becoming entwined in light, sound, energy and spirit. It deserves that infinitude.  

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  • Bernard Zuel

    When we’ve never needed it more, The Avalanches are more forgiving and more giving, more accepting and more willing to accommodate. They move you inside and out. 

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  • Stack

    Like a time capsule recording Earth’s musical evolution, WWALY is essential listening/nourishment for the soul. Play loud enough to attract intergalactic engagement. 

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  • Panorama of the Mountains

    This is a beautiful album and gets better with each listen as my ears uncover the onion-like layers of the songs and the album as a whole.  

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  • Silent Radio

    The Avalanches have once again proved why they’re one of the best in the business, delivering a track list that seamlessly veers between making you dream and making you dance. So, what are you waiting for, take off with the Avalanches, you’ll never want to leave this musical orbit. 

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  • Evening Standard

    Another patchwork dream. 

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  • David Smyth

    The album opens with an emotional voice saying: “It’s hard being so far apart… all this distance.” Songs such as Interstellar Love and Gold Sky are relaxed, lightly psychedelic and a dream inside good headphones. On repeated listens, new details bubble up all the time. Two decades on, they’re still incredibly good at this. 

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  • Atwood Magazine

    The Avalanches have entered a new phase of their career with ‘We Will Always Love You,’ an album that proves they are just as good songwriters as they are producers.  

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  • Under the Radar Magazine

    The most impressive thing about the record is the way it simultaneously exists as a collection of pristine singles and a complete whole. Half the 25 tracks sound great on their own, the rest connecting into something different and no less impressive. There’s a real genius in crafting something that has the same impact in four-minute slices as it does strung out into an hour plus experience. Yet that’s exactly what’s going on here.  

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  • Exclaim!

    By opening their sound to new collaborators and the wide expanse of the sky, the Avalanches have found a way to move forward, alone but together.  

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  • The Indiependent

    Whilst We Will Always Love You doesn’t quite smack you between the eyes from minute one, this record is a real grower, subsequent listens drawing out different aspects of the dense sonic nuance, perhaps the audio equivalent of watching an episode of ‘Police Squad’. 

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  • DIY Magazine

    It's the sort of artistic escapism we could all use more of. In that regard, The Avalanches have reached the top of the mountain. 

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  • The Forty-Five

    The Avalanches weave past with present to articulate the emotional gravity of love, time, and space – and what better way to do so than through music, which might survive everything, even the stars. 

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