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Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport

ATP RECORDS

Selection: ATPRCD35

UPC: 666017209920
Price Code:
C13

Orders To Date: 1,785

Soundscan LW: 1,397

Soundscan TW: 832 [-40%]

Soundscan RTD: 3,900 [58% digital]

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What The Critics Said

90

Drowned In Sound

Tarot Sport doesn’t pause to bang or whimper. Tarot Sport accelerates.

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90

musicOMH.com

And such are the music’s joyous highs, subtle thrills and rich and deep layers, they can undoubtedly be judged one of the most worthwhile and special bands currently at large.

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90

Pitchfork

“Street Horrrsing” was a great record, but Tarot Sport is a cut above. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s also a welcoming album–and one of the best of this already fruitful year.

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90

Urb

Tarot Sport goes far beyond it’s sonically daunting reaches and succeeds at being a deeply emotional experience.

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86

Lost At Sea

While the celestial exploration is briefly juxtaposed with sci-fi experimentation on the Autechre-like ‘Rough Steez’ and ‘Phantom Limb,’ those detours only here to provide respite from and not actually disrupt an ultimately delightful, delirious headtrip designed to push your fuckest of buttons.

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84

Paste Magazine

The album as a whole, though uneasy listening, is big, powerful, and often overwhelming.

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80

All Music Guide

A more hypnotic and lulling ride overall, Tarot Sport may lack some of “Street Horrrsing’s” pure visceral impact, but it’s just as satisfying on its own terms, as well as an impressive step forward for Fuck Buttons.

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80

Mojo

If “Street Horrsing” was a bit of a lark, then Tarot Sport plays an altogether more serious game. [Nov
2009, p.92]

80

Q Magazine

With Tarot Sport, Fuck Buttons have made a career-defining album that will resonate with anyone who has ever spent a night with their head in the speaker stacks and gone home marvelling at the ringing in their ears. [Nov 2009, p.106]

80

New Musical Express

Whereas Mogwai’s more recent work threatens to make a formula familiar, Fuck Buttons’ fizzling DIY laboratory still has the invention and ingenuity to surprise.

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80

The Guardian

Fuck Buttons have less in common with the overly cerebral noise boffins they’re compared to and more with the likes of Ennio Morricone: sonic explorers mapping out the landscape’s emotional terrain, albeit one that exists in some far-off galaxy.

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80

Tiny Mix Tapes

For about an hour, if you can allow Fuck Buttons to control your responses, to embrace the clusterfuck of noise and emotion, then Tarot Sport might be one of the strongest albums of this year.

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80

Slant Magazine

Tarot Sport makes its mark: easy and challenging at the same time, a mix of harsh and smooth sounds that mirrors the prickly juxtaposition of classic jazz.

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80

Dot Music

As much U2, New Order and Jan Hammer as they are The Field, Harmonia and Black Dice, ultimately F*ck Buttons are in a league of their own–and with Tarot Sport, they just bettered themselves.

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70

PopMatters

There are, however, occasional stumbles that suggest that some lessons cannot be learned quickly, and that melody is an essential component of their sound that needs more attention. For now, though, this is much better.

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