Everything Is - Nine Black Alps
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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the neo-grunge outfit based in Manchester, England.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. 88
    Nine Black Alps' raucous nod to the early '90s sounds more heartfelt than the work of so many of their countrymen who can't get past the '80s. [#19, p.96]
  2. 'Everything Is' is as frenzied as music gets, full of the energy that only comes with youthfulness, but also tinged with a world weariness that comes with being part of a hugely disaffected and cynical generation.
  3. Tunefully mix[es] alt-rock with proto-metal gestures and (bravo!) virtually no '80s references. [3 Mar 2006, p.103]
  4. 9BA have a sense of urgency that should appeal both to Anglophiles and to punk scenesters who also inexplicably like Oasis. [Apr 2006, p.216]
  5. Until they learn to absorb their influences more cleverly, all this good work might be undone. [Jul 2005, p.119]
  6. Nine Black Alps are definitely louder and more aggressive than many of their Britrock counterparts, but that's really nothing to boast about.
  7. Its walls of distorted, alt-rock power chords reek of the 1990s. [Apr/May 2006, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. AdrianM
    Mar 28, 2006
    This is the best record I have heard since the YYY's Fever to Tell. Its raw, loud and lryically interesting. It nice to hear somtning diffrent than all the crap Emo Punk coming from the US and the melancholy whine of current Brit Pop Expand
  2. RuviW
    Jan 6, 2006
    Great Album. Lot of raugh energy. Melodics. Everything.
  3. Cesar
    Jul 9, 2005
    Shot Down is the best song of the year!
  4. Kurt
    Jan 22, 2006
    pure out n out rock music at its very best. even the quieter tracks are surprisingly great.
  5. Alex
    Feb 28, 2006
    class as! yes, it smacks of Nirvana.... but since when was that a bad thing? eh? eh?
  6. GarrettS
    Mar 1, 2006
    This gets mixed reviews, yet people drool over overhyped cliche stuff like arctic monkeys. Wow. This is just good ol' rock and roll, lots of energy and melody. Anyone who enjoys any form of rock music can enjoy this. Expand
  7. DavidM
    Jul 10, 2005
    The Q reviewer is spot on. Lots of good hooks but they need to mature a bit, I'm sure they will. They ARE very young.

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