Boss - Magik Markers
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  • Summary: The newest album for the duo from Connecticut.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. What separates Boss from any cynical cashing-in critiques is that the Markers went above and beyond to actually create an album that nearly contradicts their constructed identity.
  2. It rather gorgeously hums low and disturbing, hiding in the grass like some kind of jungle cat.
  3. Boss completely succeeds in channeling their blues-based noise rock to tape. [Fall 2007, p.82]
  4. 76
    Magik Markers stand out from the crowd of Sonic Youth conscripts by delivering an album that marbles its clang with sweet spots.
  5. There's definitely something new going on, and most of it comes from the seductive voice and lyrics of Ambrogio.
  6. None of these songs truly sound fully-formed, able and confident, but all of them have their "moments," and some of them do come crashing down like a tidal wave of yearbook memories
  7. 40
    Magik Markers' simulations are dutiful, but they lack even a hint of the revolutionary spirit, menacing explosiveness, creativity, musicianship, savvy, wit, humor, heart or charm oif their heroes [Sonic Youth]. [Fall 2007, p.101]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
    Oct 15, 2007
    After hearing what Magik Markers had to offer before this Lee Renaldo produced beauty you might ask yourself what the hell happened??? But just as the painter can shift styles with the splatter of some paint, bands can and will do the same with exposure to the crowds while touring with big names such as Sonic Youth and playing at music festivals like the No Fun Fest in Brooklyn. MM have definitely found their groove and the people are getting into it like blood splattered dreams in the brain. Can't wait to hear what's next! Expand