Dragonslayer - Sunset Rubdown
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  • Summary: The third album for the Spencer Krug-led project is its first with newest member Mark Nicol.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
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  1. Whatever all this means, Dragonslayer is an album to get your teeth into. As on the final chorus, it's: "a bigger kind of kill". You need this.
  2. It’s another astounding album from a great band and one that we should get much, much more music from for many years to come.
  3. Dragonslayer is a shockingly good record, but it’s no surprise that things ended up this way.
  4. On Dragonslayer, perhaps more so than any of their previous albums, Sunset Rubdown is able to create memorable, multi-part songs that stay engaging throughout and that don’t meander aimlessly.
  5. Epic? Extremely. Awesome? Monstrously.
  6. This, their third album is as ambitious as its predecessors but mutes the joy in favor of a more serious tone and tighter focus--well, as tight as an album with a 10-minute number called 'Dragon's Lair' can be. The results are mixed.
  7. Nonsensical lyrics about butterflies and name-changing lovers on tracks like 'You Go On Ahead (Trumpet Trumpet II)' and 'Apollo And The Buffalo And Anna Anna Anna Oh!,' could serve as a distraction, but the songs are saved by beautifully frantic instrumentals.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21