Chest Crawl - Guantanamo Baywatch
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  • Summary: This is the second full-length release for the Portland, Oregon surf rock trio.
  • Record Label: Dirtnap Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Punk, Indie Rock, Surf Revival
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  1. Aug 17, 2012
    60
    When they're on a roll, Guantanamo Baywatch deliver some ripping surf tunes, and they clearly know how to deliver a good time with a beat you can dance to, but Chest Crawl is never quite as exciting as it wants to be, and the flat, confined sound of the audio doesn't help one bit.
  2. Aug 17, 2012
    60
    An album that while fun, often stagnates no matter how much the trio push things into the red.
  3. Aug 17, 2012
    50
    The strangled-by-a-megaphone vocal style sort of makes sense for the garage rock sound the band is going for, but it's also really distracting and definitely not easy on the ears.
  4. Aug 17, 2012
    40
    Guantanamo Baywatch is a pretty good all-instrumental surf band with a terrible singer. Chest Crawl... puts vocals on all but three of its 11 songs, attempting Cramps-style, reverbed rants, Trashmen-esque shouted call and response, Elvis-y 12/8 balladry and hiccuping rockabilly vamps and sheep-bleating, vibrato'd yelps, all badly off-key and dreadfully recorded.
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