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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British rock trio of Kristian Bell, Daniel Rumsey, and Gianni Honey was produced by Bell and Bill Ryder-Jones.
  • Record Label: Heavenly
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Garage Punk, Lo-Fi
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  1. Aug 26, 2014
    91
    Anyone weaned on the fizzy punk abandon of Bleach-era Nirvana--that holy union of feedback-dappled punk on metal--will identify almost rapturously with The Wytches’ studied homage.
  2. Aug 22, 2014
    80
    Annabel Dream Reader feels like the soundtrack to a Tarantino film.
  3. Sep 2, 2014
    80
    This is indeed an astonishing and absolutely infectious debut album: the urgency that each and every track is communicated with makes even the smallest detail surface as necessary and never misplaced.
  4. 70
    Although this debut LP might have its weaknesses, it might also be a sign of greater things to come.
  5. Sep 10, 2014
    60
    The album fails to suspend disbelief. In the end, Annabel Dream Reader is mere pulp fiction.
  6. Aug 26, 2014
    60
    The Wytches have proved themselves a genuinely intriguing proposition, one with far more up their sleeves than just straight-up punk raucousness, but that also have evidently not quite got a handle on how best to present themselves on record, either--given that this is their first effort, though, that’s entirely forgivable.
  7. 58
    It’s not that The Wytches aren’t capable of ballads or contemplative space, it’s just that they haven’t found a way to do so in a way half as uniquely or powerfully as they have the big, explosive stuff.

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