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Aug 2, 2013This group rocks. They remind me of The Clash. I love their raw sound. It's the sound of a new and great band coming into their own. Check 'em out. They'll be at Lollapalooza and I will be at their altar up front at least an hour before they go on. They are the real deal.
May 25, 2013Palma Violets' debut record is one to admire. Each track is a banger, and while they don't fully grasp their own idea yet, this album just goes to show they have incredible potential. "Best of Friends" is one of the best songs I've heard in the past few years.
All In All, 180 is a good record that unravels more pleasure the more you listen to it. B
Jun 5, 2013Generic, boring and overall devoid of any redeeming features. This album is a shocking indictment on the state of the current UK music scene; if this is the most exciting band the NME can find, they may as well close now. Best of Friends shouldn't be in any sane persons top 100 songs of 2013, let alone #1. What a joke. Every song on the album is a formless mess of boring chords and banal, cringe-worthy lyrics, with not a single memorable riff or moment to be found. There is a lot of good music coming out at the moment, however Palma Violets aren't producing it. Check out Last Dinosaurs, Sticky Fingers and to a lesser extent, Jungle Giants if you want new bands who actually know how to write songs.… Expand