Baby 81 - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
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  • Summary: After sitting out an album, drummer Nick Jago rejoins his BRMC bandmates, who return with a harder-edged recording than their 2005 acoustic departure 'Howl.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Revolutionary? Not really. But another strong turn.
  2. 80
    [BRMC] have never sounded more self-assured. [May 2007, p.84]
  3. 80
    BRMC seem invincible; or back to their searing best, at any rate. [May 2007, p.87]
  4. Baby 81 isn’t nearly as complete as Howl despite their admirable willingness to try different things.
  5. The righteous Southern revival swagger of these electrified riffs collect over Jago’s drums to rain down the real rawk people have mistakenly praised Kings Of Leon for providing, absolutely destroying them at their own game.
  6. In the context of their seemingly blinkered attempts at finding some source of inspiration they've produced an entertainingly atmospheric, melodic record to bracing and accessible effect.
  7. A painfully disappointing artistic failure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. May 14, 2011
    9
    not as original as the debut.. somthing got lost in the shoegaze sense of the band... but not everything has to be original to be good. if the songs are strong enough and the production is solid. your on the right track Expand

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