Birthmarks - Born Ruffians
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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the Canadian rock band led by Luke LaLonde was produced by Roger Leavens.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Apr 16, 2013
    89
    With Birthmarks, Born Ruffians bring us a deeply personal album.
  2. Apr 15, 2013
    80
    Whilst not necessarily as endearing as their previous records, Birthmarks may in fact be better.
  3. Apr 22, 2013
    80
    Birthmarks' charm lies in its comforting familiarity.
  4. Apr 15, 2013
    65
    Much of Birthmarks is catchy enough to get stuck in your head, if not necessarily memorable enough to stay there.
  5. Apr 19, 2013
    60
    Birthmarks is probably the most impressive Born Ruffians record to date, but it’s a shame they travelled so far without straying from the middle of the road.
  6. Apr 18, 2013
    60
    Eschewing the indie rock tag, Born Ruffians are embracing a new diversified sound that reaches beyond the guitar-bass-drums trifecta, and for the most part, it hits the mark.
  7. Apr 15, 2013
    40
    Birthmarks is far from being a poor record, but it's limited in ambition and reach. [May 2013, p.97]

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  1. May 23, 2013
    9
    As a fan of their last two albums i have to say that i enjoyed this one as well. i thought it was catchy and fun and the singing from the lead singer is unique and enjoyable. i cannot stop listening to it.
    my favorite songs on the album are permanent hesitation and so slow.
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