Face Tat - Zach Hill
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  • Summary: The second solo album for the drummer includes such guests as Devendra Banhart, Gil-Scott Heron, No Age, and Greg Saunier.
  • Record Label: Sargent House
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Noise-Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 25, 2010
    91
    At times, the album may seem like it's made to confuse as much as thrill, but neither of those gets to the truth of Face Tat. Simply put, to paraphrase one of Hill's lyrics, it'll turn you into energy.
  2. Dec 15, 2010
    80
    For the most part, Hill's stubborn sonic bravery earns margin for a handful of bum notes, leaving Face Tat among the most rewardingly challenging listens of 2010.
  3. Dec 22, 2010
    80
    Nevertheless anyone wishing to appreciate not simply the overwhelming skill of a drummer at the very top of his game, but also one of the cleverest, best-constructed, most arresting releases of the year, should certainly pay this album a visit.
  4. Oct 25, 2010
    75
    As is the case on most of the album, Hill's distorted vocals can sometimes seem like an afterthought, but perhaps they are intended to be just one of the many ingredients squashed into the album's vibrant mixture, to be heard as one final act of creation-through-destruction.
  5. 70
    Moral of the story: don't listen to this while operating heavy machinery or people will die.
  6. Dec 13, 2010
    70
    On Face Tat, the chaos never stops: it's akin to a musical interpretation of all the theme park rides in the world, taken one after the other.
  7. Oct 25, 2010
    60
    Face Tat demands remarkable attention from its listeners; if only Hill would have challenged himself as much during its creation. [Nov 2010, p.112]

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