Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
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  • Summary: The major-label debut from the British-influenced rockers from Los Angeles.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. These songs don't require repeated listening to foster appreciation; they affect immediately -- and relentlessly.
  2. What makes BRMC extra special and what steers them well clear of parody drone-rock territory is their three-dimensional sound. [Jan 2002, p.103]
  3. All of these incredible songs shimmer and vibrate with the riotous majesty of 'Psychocandy' without a trace of the Mary Chain's post-'Honey's Dead' self-parody.
  4. 70
    All BRMC really have in common with The Strokes is hype and haircuts, but their music lives up to both. [Feb 2002, p.92]
  5. 70
    A flawless blend of acoustic-turns-into-fuzz guitar work and backbeat rhythms that create the aural equivalent of fog.
  6. 60
    Always dark, sometimes lovely. [Jun/Jul 2001, p.105]
  7. Either they've been taking too much heroin or not enough, but 'Black Rebel Motorcycle Club' is as limp as a soggy spliff the ragged morning after.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11