American Gong

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  1. Mar 23, 2012
    7
    This is a good enough alt American rock record but there are plenty of better albums of that genre out there. No doubt it's got some good stuff on it but there is something about this bands style that stops me from really loving this record. At times their sounds reminds me of the Pixies but without the classic tunes or energy of Black Francis and co. On the plus side - the version I gotThis is a good enough alt American rock record but there are plenty of better albums of that genre out there. No doubt it's got some good stuff on it but there is something about this bands style that stops me from really loving this record. At times their sounds reminds me of the Pixies but without the classic tunes or energy of Black Francis and co. On the plus side - the version I got had a bonus disc with a bit of a Quasi retrospective. Expand
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71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Alternative Press
    80
    They may not be reinventing the wheel, but when a band play with this much riotous excitement, who needs reinvention? [Mar 2010, p.98]
  2. The lyrics are sharper and far more introspective, the music is on a grander scale, working towards an overwhelming amount of brilliance and radiance and each musician plays a vital role to the entire album's fruition.
  3. Quasi's reappearance with their most consistent album in a decade feels appropriate.