Black Forest - The A-Frames
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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Black Forest should make a great entry point for anyone not familiar with their infant years, highlighting their already-mastered brand of scuzzy-yet-mechanical punk groove.
  2. 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.
  3. 80
    Cold yet compulsive. [Jun 2005, p.106]
  4. It's not too hard to hear amid the swamp bass and prickly guitars, that this group seriously brings the funk.
  5. 75
    Packed with sparse, whirring, and danceable noise-rock refinements. [Apr 2005, p.108]
  6. Here A-Frames teeter on the line between consistency and monotony, falling mostly on the former side-- their endless doomsaying can grow tiresome but more often it's fun to play along.
  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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