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  • Summary: The fourth album for the abrasive, Seattle-based punk-rockers was produced by John Goodmanson (Blonde Redhead).
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
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  1. With Crimes, the Bloods have built the sturdiest bridge between the hardcore underground and indie-rock elitists. [Nov 2004, p.144]
  2. But the use of the twin-pronged vocal attack as an instrument in its own right is never relied upon to be the sole weapon in Blood Brothers' arsenal. Intelligence is mirrored in the deployment of the music behind it.
  3. It’s got something for everyone, providing everyone is at least a little fucked in the head.
  4. Crimes keeps a tight lid on the nervous energy that's always defined the group, channeling it into aggressive songs that often suggest the damaged, exciting grooves of vintage Brainiac.
  5. Crimes is the latest in an evolution that has seen the band complicate their sound without losing any of the confrontational nature or acerbic tone of their previous efforts.
  6. In terms of a go-to disc for a pissed off stomp around the bedroom, it’s the finest album I’ve heard this year.
  7. The best production values a major-label budget can buy make everything on Crimes as clear as a bell, which helps. This clarity elevates what could have easily been a sonic muddle into an album that bears repeat listenings.

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  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. [Anonymous]
    Oct 21, 2004
    10
    best cd of the year...no matter what any jimmy eat world fan tells you this album is mindblowing so are all their other albums.
  2. SamC
    Mar 21, 2006
    10
    There is no one better.
  3. AaronS
    Nov 2, 2004
    10
    people told me their style changed, but i didnt expect this. WOW! alittle toned down from "burn piano island burn", but that means nothing people told me their style changed, but i didnt expect this. WOW! alittle toned down from "burn piano island burn", but that means nothing for the brothers. they still have that harsh, noisy sound that they have forced us to love over the years. a definite must for indie/noise fans, and fans of old blood brothers. Expand
  4. katiew
    Jan 15, 2005
    10
    this album is truely one of the most amazing albums i have ever brought, fans will not be dissapointed.
  5. samv
    Apr 13, 2005
    10
    i absolutely love this cd!
  6. Andy
    Aug 16, 2006
    9
    Amazing. Like nothing you'll ever hear.
  7. BrandonM
    Jan 19, 2007
    1
    I like that it's different, but hate the vocals. My twin brother loves it and punishes me by playing this album constantly. Trust me- I like that it's different, but hate the vocals. My twin brother loves it and punishes me by playing this album constantly. Trust me- lots of music grows on me over time. This never has. Expand

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