Carrion Crawler/The Dream Image
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  • Summary: This is the second album in 2011 for the alternative rock band led by John Dwyer.
  • Record Label: In the Red Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Garage Punk, Lo-Fi
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Mar 15, 2012
    89
    This John Dwyer-led, San Francisco collective's jagged psych-punk has always been ear catching, but this ups the ante.
  2. Nov 29, 2011
    83
    The music is equally scattered, slapdash, and frantic. It's also brilliant.
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    82
    Mission deliciously accomplished, sir.
  4. Nov 16, 2011
    80
    Diehards and newbies alike will revel in its weird, wild well-roundedness.
  5. Nov 22, 2011
    80
    Short blasts of distortion leave their mark throughout the album, guitar tones evoking the image of exploding paint cans in a mid-size room, adding to the unruly spirit of the band's albums and live sets.
  6. Nov 16, 2011
    80
    Although it would break the needle on the bizarre meter for a more conventional band, Carrion Crawler/The Dream is a pretty straightforward release in the world of Thee Oh Sees.
  7. Nov 22, 2011
    60
    It's a well recorded, well played effort, and it nestles into genre expectation very nicely. But weirdly, with one extremely notable exception, the songs are predictable and average.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 14, 2013
    8
    Never lets you settle, rarely are 2 tracks in succession similar to one another. The Austin chronicle called it "Jagged Psych-Punk" and whilst I usually hate people coining their own terms for music, that is a spot-on description of ultra-prolific Thee Oh Sees' music. Definitely worth a purchase, as with all of their albums. Expand

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