Black Forest

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  • Summary: This is the Sub Pop debut (and third overall album) for the Seattle-based punk trio.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
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  1. Black Forest is a little less scuzzy and raw than the band's earlier work, but it passes the test: the later at night and the louder you play it, the better it sounds.
  2. They have a knack for making things just wrong.
  3. One of the most playful end-of-the-world concept albums ever created.
  4. 75
    Packed with sparse, whirring, and danceable noise-rock refinements. [Apr 2005, p.108]
  5. It's not too hard to hear amid the swamp bass and prickly guitars, that this group seriously brings the funk.
  6. Smacks of pure aggression, the kind which made household names out of such groundbreaking labels as SST and Amphetamine Reptile.
  7. There are some genuinely good songs on this album. But good bands make music that their listeners don't have to really try to enjoy.

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  1. BradE
    Jul 22, 2005
    10
    Steve Albini must be proud of this band. Primitive, raw, scuzzy, this record is a true classic.