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The Smith Street Band More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me
Front-fella Wil Wagner's weepy romantic zeal nearly sinks em, but gotta say it's what clinches the grandness at hand here. His Aussie ass slurs swiftly+sloppily, shouts and 'woah's with all the sincerity ever hoped for in a singalong, snarls like a grump, scolds pilot smokers, pouts like a lost punk puppy, conveys a punching bag lickspittle hung up on kissing girls and not kissing girls and writing songs about those things. And he and dat Band do it up with enough explosive melodic energy to secure myself a spot in the pit if they ever come to the States -- but I must hand it to likeminded Producer Rosentock for providing this group-in-a-room
3.5
07.20.17
Dammit Honey Zero
3.5
07.20.17
White Reaper The World's Best American Band
If you couldn't tell from dat title or the introductory faux audience cheers, they still ride the bratty-n-insouciant train pretty hard. Difference is now they've earned it; the cheers part at least. Most if not all 10 trax are a small step away from stadium-status punky power-pop, swaggerin' and distinguishable to boot -- making riffs+solos+hooks really count, honed performances all around, successful spectacle of solidity packed in at just over a half-hour. Tho will admit, they still got me feeling somewhat empty at the end of the day. Maybe if Esposito's tonsil-tone wasn't so treadmill.
3.0
07.17.17
Octo Octa Where Are We Going?
3.0
07.17.17
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
4.5
07.17.17
Marc Houle Sinister Mind
Pedestrian protracted techno for the most part, but its grooves are deep and prominent enough to grab ya -- tenacity that doesn't quite torment, mild patterns at least tolerable if not engaging, creepy+spacey yet funky+lively. Do I yearn for spunk and surprises? Indeed. Think it coulda used some track trims? Probably. Wish he kept it up with the colorless vox after the first two? Not really.
2.5
07.15.17
Mutoid Man War Moans
Yours and my favorite Smash TV-referencing super-trio sensation return for a much anticipated full-length part two; one whose growth is gainly but with mixed results. Ultimately the songwriting is no doubt upped and they further cement their standing as bodacious blenders of hardcore, metal, speed, sludge, ridiculous melodic fun, complex+ferocious crush. But other than an omg-riff here or a stupidly good guitar-strangle solo there, I get more enjoyment and energy out of their debut's dirtier directness. Brodsky's clarion chirp goin' a bit over-cheesy at times. And I love a good guitar strangle, but I'd gladly swap out one of the extra axe-gue
3.5
07.15.17

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  • zakalwe You seem to know what you're talking about. I like your style.
    July 13 04:21 AM
  • Lucid great jlin soundoff, nice to see someone else digging it on this site. cold reception surprisingly
    June 27 01:00 AM
  • kylemccluskey man I really enjoy your soundoffs. quality stuff.
    May 31 06:45 PM
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    October 23 04:53 PM
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    August 3 08:56 AM

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