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One quarter century into their musical lifespan, Boris was ready to hang it up. An obligatory classic album tour in which they performed their landmark Pink was enough to re-energize the trio, leading to an album which makes nods to their entire discography.

There's something here that will speak to any fan, even those who prefer one particular mode of Boris over all others. On each end of the spectrum, "Absolutego" and "The Power" are the sort of hard-hitting tracks that fans of their heaviest records will love, while the 12-minute "Dystopia Vanishing Point" highlights the mellow, blissful fuzz that was emblematic of their laidback Michio Kurihara collaboration, Rainbow. Because of the way it skips around, Boris' seasoned acolytes might not find it as cohesive a trip as any of the records that it takes inspiration from. While intended as a love letter to their longtime fans, this 23rd LP from the Japanese rockers feels more like an optimal entry point for newcomers. (

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