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
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jun 18, 2001
    exactly what i needed. this is an album full of emotion, beauty, truth and honesty. regardless if they sound like another band. everyone sounds like another band. this is a great record for anyone with appreciation for good music. Collapse
  2. kit
    Nov 24, 2005
    quite possibly the best album of all time
  3. MaiT.
    Jun 17, 2002
    Definitely one of my favorites. So they show their influences, we all have them.
  4. BenT
    Jan 22, 2005
    pedal to the metal, dark, layered rock that vairies from the desolate brilliance of Awake to the viceral progression of Whatever Happened...album of 2001 Expand
  5. lennys
    May 10, 2005
    best blend of rock for thee ages... and such
  6. FabioC.
    Sep 5, 2002
    it´s the album the gallagher brothers are dreaming to make since a long time. this music is dirty, full of angst and rock in its pure clothes. sure as the sun has a bass loop that worths the entire cd. perfect to walk in an unknown city. Expand
  7. ChampB.
    Jun 9, 2001
    This disc is enjoyable listening but it is not as good as seeing them live. I have seen them a few times and they put on an amazing show. If they are coming to your town definetly check them out. Expand

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