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  • Summary: This debut album for the Washington D.C. punk five-piece (with a rhythm section stocked with two drummers and two bassists) has drawn comparisons to Liars, Fugazi, and Q and Not U.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  1. Sometimes evocative of Joy Division on PCP, sometimes of Arab on Radar on codeine, Ian MacKaye's production maintains the right balance of tin-can sounds with bullfrog disco stylings.
  2. If your tastes favor frenzied, rabid or berserk rock, grab yourself a copy of Black Eyes and tie it up tight.
  3. With these production qualities, the band is just comfortably abrasive, snagging against the mix of bent-string guitars and strange, trebly percussive clamor.
  4. 70
    Black Eyes gives barely a hint as to what this band achieves onstage. [#59, p.84]
  5. This album will have to remain the a mark of a band's crazy potential and perhaps a warning siren of what is to come.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Peloponnesop
    Sep 13, 2006
    10
    They're incredible,indeed unfortunately they were incredible.....their voices drive me crazy! Black Eyes (without "peas") i love(d) you!

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