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. 80
    Blends bluegrass, backwoods folk and hammered blues with a motorik groove. [Apr 2006, p.106]
  3. It's a journey through the West Country trio's brand of infectious bluesy garage rock and evocative of a head on collision between The Kills and the Arcade Fire.
  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. These first five songs are like a good singles collection, every one of them free-standing and complete, none of them particularly relating to the others. The rest of the album is slighter and less compelling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. BobR
    Jul 24, 2007
    10
    An album of dark uprising cool... love it
  2. LanceM
    Aug 2, 2006
    10
    I first heard the single when in the UK - grabbed the record when it just came out last week. these guys do not disappoint - their sound is I first heard the single when in the UK - grabbed the record when it just came out last week. these guys do not disappoint - their sound is tribal, dark, blues with an alternative rock edge. the production kicks ass - by the guy who worked on The Colour, Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon and Tom Waits Expand
  3. JimmyB
    Jul 27, 2006
    9
    i just picked this up after a friend's suggestion - killer riffs, heavy jams, an overall balls out record with a lot of depth.
  4. Balsamo
    Aug 1, 2006
    9
    Totally unpretentious, down and dirty weirdness that rocks, surprises and beguiles. Great b/w garage video on their web page.
  5. TimN
    Jul 29, 2006
    7
    This rough and ready British garage-punk band punps out a series of spirited songs on this thier second album. Blasting forth with acerbic This rough and ready British garage-punk band punps out a series of spirited songs on this thier second album. Blasting forth with acerbic guitar led rock 'n' roll and passing on the pop hooks of bands like Franz Ferdinand and The Arcitc Monkeys, their acid tongued lyrics examine the usual ground of the male - female dynamic especially on the vitriolic Gang of Four influenced "Modern Lovers." "Kink" channels the raw energy of it's namesake's early singles with some slashing dave Davies style guitar throuwn in to boot. Expand