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  • Summary: Garage/psych rocker John Dwyer moves to Los Angeles and worked with Casafis, Mikal Cronin, Greer McGettrick and Woodhouse on the his latest studio release.
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  • Record Label: W.A.R.
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Punk, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Neo-Psychedelia
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The Lens
Even though it's grey today, I can feel you near me, dear Even though life's a pain today, I will be with you, near me, dear Ah, then we both arrive... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 91
    Mirrors, cameras, and lenses are all over Drop, an artistic statement that effectively functions as a screen.
  2. Magnet
    May 19, 2014
    90
    The group maintains the signature controlled-chaos staples of its sound--big, dirty riffs underpinned by John Dwyer's trademark ghoulish vocal melodies--while broadening its already hyper-musical palate. [No. 109, p.55]
  3. 80
    It’s not quite the equal of its predecessor--last year’s breakneck, flute-powered ‘Floating Coffin’--but is a gem nonetheless: nine tracks of noise-spiked Nuggets-y psych-punk, each one hitting with the crisp concision of a long-lost jukebox classic.
  4. Apr 22, 2014
    75
    While there’s nothing here as instantly infectious as “Toe Cutter-Thumb Buster” (the single from last year’s Floating Coffin), Drop plays like some lost weekend at the Fillmore West circa 1966-71.
  5. Under The Radar
    Jun 6, 2014
    75
    Every moment is crucial and energetic, a sheer heart attack of rock magic that should, by all rights, be blaring at every too-warm, too-full house party of the coming summer. [Jun/Jul 2014, p.93]
  6. Jun 16, 2014
    70
    It’s unabashedly seventies, from the Black Sabbath-meets-Yeezus rhythm of “Penetrating Eye” through the end, but Drop is something fans of guitars and reverb need desperately in 2014, just as with every Thee Oh Sees release before it.
  7. Apr 14, 2014
    60
    For all their wiggy sonics, Thee Oh Sees rarely lose their way, and these nine tracks scamper along, unfettered by genre hang-ups and aided by guest guitarist Mikal Cronin.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    10
    like it or not but Drop is one of those album that you'll never get sick hear it time afterlike it or not but Drop is one of those album that you'll never get sick hear it time after time.......................................................................................!!!! Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2014
    8
    It feels a bit stripped down and leaner, but I think that even running a with a different line-up, John Dwyer's talent and creative edge isIt feels a bit stripped down and leaner, but I think that even running a with a different line-up, John Dwyer's talent and creative edge is focused and the group accomplishes exactly what they want. The only thing I could say negative about it is the songs feel less frantic than previous releases. Expand
  3. Jul 31, 2014
    5
    This album has the spirit of the classic rock music of the 60s. However, while that should be a great thing, it's not in this case. It doesn'tThis album has the spirit of the classic rock music of the 60s. However, while that should be a great thing, it's not in this case. It doesn't feel as exciting as the music that influenced it. Expand