12 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Poliça’s unconventional lineup of vocals, bass, and two drum kits pushes their cool synth-pop into unique territory. Lead singer Channy Leaneagh uses strange effects to couch her intimate lyrics, and Ryan Olson treats the Minneapolis band’s live instrumentation as source material for his moody electronic production. On “Summer Please,” Leaneagh pitches her voice down to a mournful wail, while her hurt croon turns “Lately” into a warped ballad. But there’s lightness, too, with both “Someway” and “Lime Habit” lending a breezier pop spirit.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Poliça’s unconventional lineup of vocals, bass, and two drum kits pushes their cool synth-pop into unique territory. Lead singer Channy Leaneagh uses strange effects to couch her intimate lyrics, and Ryan Olson treats the Minneapolis band’s live instrumentation as source material for his moody electronic production. On “Summer Please,” Leaneagh pitches her voice down to a mournful wail, while her hurt croon turns “Lately” into a warped ballad. But there’s lightness, too, with both “Someway” and “Lime Habit” lending a breezier pop spirit.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
36 Ratings
36 Ratings
Jonatron ,

Better than expected.

I have their previous album, and frankly, really enjoyed it. However, I didn't care for about 1/3 of the tracks. As for United Crushers, I at least "like" every song... And can say that I love at least half of the album. It doesn't sound like much, but I'm being realistic -- most albums from most bands are likable, but not completely lovable. Polica's, United Crushers, is almost as good as it can get.

I feel like this album is more mature and unique in the fact they experiment with different sounds and end up successful.

Polica: United Crushers, Daughter: Not to Disappear, and Chairlift: Moth might the best albums of 2016!

EVL ,

An introspective departure

United Crushers is the most personal, and therefore, introspective album POLICA has made. The lack of its signature heavy beats may disappoint those stuck in the same groove. But the truth is that this is a brave, adventurous album, with the band opening up about their personal fears - a sign of a band reaching maturity. Follow them; you won't be sorry.

johnnyboy12354 ,

Love It

Lime Habit is a great song. Looking forward to the full album release.

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