Barfly - Rocket from the Tombs
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  1. Dec 12, 2011
    83
    There are moments of eroded aimlessness to Barfly, but they're few and far between. What's left is a fierce, simmering, ghost-steeped album that finally gives form to one of rock's great unresolved mysteries.
  2. Dec 12, 2011
    70
    While it doesn't quite account for the storied legend of the band behind it (these guys wrote Sonic Reducer, Ain't It Fun, and Final Solution, after all), Barfly is an album that sounds immediately important.
  3. Dec 12, 2011
    70
    It's a curious creature with habits of its own, though the results suggest they shouldn't end this grand experiment just yet.
  4. Dec 12, 2011
    60
    This isn't an album meant to take on the world--those days are long gone--but it does stake the band's claim, to a degree.
  5. Jun 28, 2012
    60
    Barfly is pithy, punky pop and some of it really shifts. [Jan 2012, p.98]
  6. Dec 12, 2011
    50
    Barfly's 11 tracks find a band unsure of which direction to take, eventually settling on a version of muddled garage rock.