"Nicolas Jaar has rarely sounded as combative—or inspired—as he is on this club-focused LP. While 2012 - 2017 was feel-good, sample-driven house, soul and disco were the prevailing moods, the power and violence of 2017 - 2019, this new LP, is shocking. "Because if you can't beat 'em, kill 'em / If you can't kill 'em, fuck 'em," growls Lydia Lunch on "If You Can't Do It Good, Do It Hard." A booming electro rhythm re-enters and she catches the beat, chanting the track's title as if playing drill sergeant. Jaar has frequently asked that we move our bodies to his music, but never in this way. This is straight-up fight music. 2017 - 2019 isn't quite this lairy elsewhere, but most of it is jagged, hard-hitting and seriously over-driven. The change has Jaar sounding artistically replenished."