Buzzkunst

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  • Summary: The Buzzcocks are back. Well, almost. Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto, founding members of that seminal punk band, have recorded together for the first time in over 25 years, resulting in these 14 brand-new electronica-laden tracks.
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  1. Uncut
    100
    This is surprisingly, refreshingly, "modern" music. [Mar 2002, p.104]
  2. While there's no question that this is rooted in the '80s (not always a good thing), when the two concentrate on songs, it sounds mighty good.
  3. Alternative Press
    80
    As stylishly remote, timelessly constructed and challengingly intelligent as you'd expect from artists like these. [May 2002, p.83]
  4. Mixer
    60
    This record is neat and all, but Buzzkunst doesn't add to the collective legacy of Shelley and Devoto. [June 2002, p.88]
  5. Q Magazine
    60
    [Falls] between the arch electronic vistas of later Magazine and skewed, Giorgio Moroder-esque avant-pop. [Feb 2002, p.114]
  6. ShelleyDevoto is obviously having a blast, and while Buzzkunst is no thundering masterpiece, the blast is not at listeners' expense.
  7. There wouldn't be a problem at all if Buzzkunst wasn't such a maddeningly forgettable record.

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