Drenge - Drenge
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Sep 3, 2013
    90
    Drenge’s debut is excellent, and it will no doubt have you appropriately ‘drenged’.
  2. Aug 21, 2013
    80
    The Loveless brothers’ way with a one-liner coupled with their dexterity with rock dynamics is what sets them apart from their peers.
  3. Their self-titled debut, aptly enough, is one of the most bitterly anti-romantic albums this side of the third PiL offering.
  4. 80
    As changes of pace go, it should be far more jarring than it actually is, but instead it shows a much softer side to a band who should own this summer with their brilliantly heavy two-man mania.
  5. Aug 15, 2013
    80
    The thrashing energy does relent somewhat towards the end, yet this remains an impressive introductory manifesto.
  6. Aug 15, 2013
    80
    It’s all teeth, blood and bones, spit, grease and sweat but it’s a snarling yet intelligent beast of an album that stalks the landscape of British music like the unstoppable monster it threatens, and with a certain bloodlust, deserves to be.
  7. Aug 15, 2013
    80
    The sound of rock'n'roll at its most raw and untamed.
  8. Aug 15, 2013
    80
    The album becomes more expansive in scope the further through you listen.
  9. 75
    There’s heaps of incendiary six-stringers, throttling beats and barbed tongues; it’s a potent brew that they peddle, but one that suits them just fine.
  10. Sep 5, 2013
    70
    A promising debut.... But across a full album the monotony that fuels their material threatens to snuff out any sparks. [Oct 2013, p.65]
  11. Aug 27, 2013
    70
    Drenge is giddily goofy.
  12. Jan 27, 2014
    60
    Too many of the riffs sound flimsy and thin when they should suckerpunch out of the speakers. [Oct 2013, p.100]
  13. 60
    Drenge brothers Rory and Eoin Loveless exhibit virtually no overt blues influences, relying instead on the heavily distorted guitar riffs common to grunge and garage-band psychedelia.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 14, 2013
    8
    fantastic debut, the name "drenge" fits perfectly with the murky, dirty, thick riffs that drive the songs. There is a clear Nirvana influence but not to the point of imitation, instead edging more towards loud, catchy blues-rock. Fantastic album, nothing ground-breaking, but very very enjoyable. Full Review »