Dub Egg

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: May 8, 2012
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Jul 18, 2012
    90
    Never before has there been a band that has brought all those elements [Crazy Horse, Television, Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Dream Syndicate] together in a manner so crafted and explosive as these kids do with their fevered compound of ragged rock and summertime roll.
  2. Jun 12, 2012
    80
    Dub Egg is an album for guitar heads.
  3. Jun 11, 2012
    80
    A wandering, fuzz-cloaked journey that has fingerprints of the best qualities of their Austin music brethren -- the fiery energy of Trail of Dead, the druggy exploration of Charalambides -- as well as of classic rock and college rock favorites, and is presented in a way that feels familiar but has been thoughtfully crafted to obscure those fingerprints into something new.
  4. Jun 25, 2012
    75
    Zimmerman's toned-down delivery and seeming refusal to belt out his lyrics, combined with the slow, slow sprawl of the tracks herein, make Dub Egg an exhausting and arid listen, even when its tracks are so individually satisfying.
  5. 70
    A refreshingly new take on classic indie guitar rock.
  6. Jun 11, 2012
    67
    There's more at work on Dub Egg than mere Crazy Horse revivalism. "Only Way Out" slow burns for the open country, while "Dance With the Ramblers" pairs Seventies classic rock skuzz with glam appeal.
  7. Jun 11, 2012
    63
    There's a cocky strut to tracks like "Don't Hustle for Love" and "White Cloud" that suggest this is a band striving to make a connection with a far wider audience. On Dub Egg they fall just short of those ambitions, creating a transitory album that builds on what came before but doesn't feel like the finished product.

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