Derdang Derdang - Archie Bronson Outfit
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  • Summary: This is the second album for the British garage rockers.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. ABO keep the music tight and enclosed to match the lyrical mood, making Derdang Derdang a succinct, purposeful statement.
  2. As much fun as a desperado can have without going on a tri-state crime spree. [Oct 2006, p.214]
  3. 80
    An 11-song set that's melodically insidious and swings like a noose. [Apr 2006, p.90]
  4. There's an impressive coherence on Derdang Derdang, showing how well ABO has developed an original and guiding aesthetic.
  5. 70
    They sound ready to take on Franz Ferdinand. [Aug 2006, p.76]
  6. What this band needs is a microphone maestro on the order of, say, an Albini, instead of the deep-fried Southern crunch that leaves these eleven songs sounding thin and brittle, ultimately highlighting their clear melodic and structural similarities until what could have been a gut-punching EP becomes a substantial-but-marred LP.
  7. The album falls out fairly evenly between catchy little gems and more run-of-the-mill, refreshing but ultimately forgettable, garage rock--the kind of songs you enjoy once or twice, but after a month don’t really ever play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5