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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Atlanta post-punk band led by Philip Frobos was recorded in a cabin in Georgia.
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  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Punk, Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. Oct 31, 2019
    90
    Punching with more focus and power, by the time the last note fades they emerge from the ring with the post-punk revival title belt slung around their triumphant shoulders.
  2. Nov 1, 2019
    80
    There are lyrical themes explored here – social media and the 'digital you' face criticism, as expected from an act sonically indebted to the past – but they are window dressing for songs full of rhythm, forward motion and tightly packed kinetic energy.
  3. Nov 1, 2019
    80
    Networker comes off as a very compact, low-key, and admirably cohesive work. The songs are tied together in a refreshingly consistent manner, despite numerous subtle shifts in tone and genre.
  4. Nov 1, 2019
    77
    At only 30-minutes long, Omni manages to pack in a vast number of carefully-arranged flourishes. Networker stands on its own, but look carefully and you’ll find the homages the first iterations of post-punk with CBGB at the epicenter.
  5. 70
    Despite being an excellent release in many ways, Networker nonetheless reinforces the belief that we are only scratching the surface of what Omni have to offer.
  6. Oct 31, 2019
    70
    Networker is like a clock; it never hesitates or loses its pace, and it's constantly ticking. Yet the record feels unhinged, wily and obscure — as if the clock is hanging so askew, it might just fall off the wall.
  7. Nov 8, 2019
    70
    It’s all rather good in a discombobulating way, where the monotonic tension of, say, the Pop Group, meets lavish, emotion-harboring flourishes reminiscent of Orange Juice and even, in a couple of places, the Joe Jackson Band. You can’t get too comfortable even being uncomfortable, because Omni likes to mix it up, the jitter and the sway.

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