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  • Summary: Dave Grohl produced this fourth album for the emo-rockers.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Rye rips it up on this disc, recalling equal parts vintage AC/DC and Led Zeppelin, with a little KISS thrown in to keep things playful.
  2. Curses is all jutting hips, attitudinal riffs and massive kick drums that demand fists be pumped in the air. [Jun 2006, p.186]
  3. 70
    This balls-out, hard stoner rock will get you to pump your fist in glory. [Apr 2006, p.97]
  4. Cash grab? Perhaps. Phoning it in? Maybe. Or maybe it’s their attempt to open up to a new crowd - but whatever it is it’s better left as an experiment.
  5. 60
    Luckily, all the ironic distance doesn't blunt the band's attack. [May 2006, p.109]
  6. Curses is full of songs ready to fill in the spaces of WB teen soap dramas or extreme sports reality shows.
  7. If the members of Rye Coalition had at least done a masterful job of impersonating their muses, we could call Curses a tribute album. Sadly, they fail even in that.

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