All My Relations - Black Pus
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  • Summary: The second release for Lightning Bolt's Brian Chippendale as Black Pus was produced by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester.
  • Record Label: Thrill Jockey
  • Genre(s): Avant-Garde, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise-Rock, Noise
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mar 20, 2013
    80
    The eight tracks here are more high definition than most of what he's done in his career, with all the various noisy elements easily distinguishable and with more depth than usual.
  2. Mar 19, 2013
    80
    All My Relations isn’t a replacement for a brand new Lightning Bolt album, the last one of which dropped in 2009, but it scratches many of those itches, while also fully justifying existence on its own terms.
  3. Mar 19, 2013
    72
    All My Relations makes a few nods to conventional songwriting, but, really, it’s just as dense and repetitive as anything the drummer has ever put out.
  4. Mar 19, 2013
    70
    It's all quite a bit to take in, and All My Relations is an admittedly exhausting listen from start to finish.
  5. 70
    Clarity (albeit relative) sounds surprisingly good on Chippendale, and one has to wonder how far he’ll continue to push his tribal weirdness in this direction.
  6. Mar 19, 2013
    60
    [Brian Chippendale] returns for more overcharged neon-Morricone industrial pop onslaughts, drums and vocals hooked up to his evil super-oscillator. [Apr 2013, p.89]
  7. Jul 16, 2013
    60
    None of these songs (well maybe “Hear No Evil”) will really shock long-term Lightning Bolt fans--but they do depart in interesting ways from the main project.

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