American Football (2019) (studio album) by American Football

American Football (2019) by American Football
Year: 2019
Release date: 2019-03-22
Overall rank: 5,315th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 127 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2019 (66th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (1,017th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,315th)
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American Football bestography

American Football (2019) is ranked 2nd best out of 3 albums by American Football on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by American Football is American Football which is ranked number 437 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,357.

American Football album bestography « Higher ranked (437th) This album (5,315th) Lower ranked (8,012th) »
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American Football (2019) track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 127 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.1/100, a mean average of 73.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.8.

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80/100
From 09/15/2020 15:41
A perfectly good album, but when you’re following up two fantastic albums, it kinda falls to the wayside. Still plenty of quality music, but nothing as iconic as the past two.
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60/100
From 06/26/2020 15:00
I can't really add anything to this page that other (better) reviewers haven't already said, but American Football (2019) falls a bit flat. It's music that lands softly and squarely in the middle of the river of ether separating shoegaze and dream pop, and fails to really excel at either. It's mesmerizing at it's best, but even the strongest songs here have consistency issues.
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Rating:  
70/100
From 04/03/2019 18:55
20 fucking years. Two decades of American Football's eponymous debut album pioneered the mid-west emo. AF developed a melancholic style backed up by arpeggios and a melodic play with a technicity close to math-rock. The band led by Mike Kinsella exploded in 1999 after this magnificent first record and a handful of basement shows. It was not until 2014 with the reissue of this same album to see the band back on stage. In 2016 came a second LP, still full of nostalgia but really uninteresting. Back in 2019. We do not expect much from American Football, and that's where we welcome. For if Urbana's band continues to dilute his eighth notes in a spleen close to the ambient, he succeeds where he failed two years earlier. That is to say, he again shapes delicate and memorable melodies by superimposing the layers as he knew how to do it well. American Football finally condenses with talent its know-how. And if obviously we do not find our first adolescent emotions, the charm undeniably operates.

7/10

Best track: "Uncomfortably Numb (feat. Hayley Williams)"
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Rating:  
85/100
From 03/26/2019 16:07
One of the top albums this year
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85/100
From 03/25/2019 23:32
I like every song in here, but as an album it gets a bit boring and uncohesive. 7/10.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 03/25/2019 22:26
A nice improvement over the good-but-underwhelming LP2.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 03/25/2019 21:21
What a lovely surprise!
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95/100
From 03/25/2019 10:13
Atmospheric and just gorgeous. What a lovely record. Right in my wheelhouse.
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90/100
From 03/25/2019 05:30
Boasting the wonderful and intricate instrumentals I've known and loved them for, as well as the poignant and heartful lyricism. Never in my wildest dreams would I expect a comeback of this level.
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From 03/22/2019 19:34
A shimmering, pretty record with soothing post-rock instrumentals.
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