FIDLAR - FIDLAR
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  • Record Label: Mom & Pop Music
  • Genre(s): Jazz, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Punk, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Garage Rock Revival
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Feb 15, 2013
    90
    Oozing more nihilistic youthful abandonment than anyone since Black Lips, their manifesto sounds pretty appealing from here.
  2. 83
    FIDLAR will make you want to pound a case of the cheapest beer you can find with these guys, it’ll make you want to crank it up as loud as it will go in whichever of your friends’ cars.
  3. Without [Kate Nash collaboration Awkward], Fidlar is still an electrifying, intensely fun album. But with it, it would have been perfect.
  4. Jan 22, 2013
    75
    FIDLAR is a punk-spirited rock & roll record whose original source material is alive and a millimeter below its vinyl surface.
  5. Feb 4, 2013
    70
    While Fidlar’s debut does have a tendency to wonder towards the mindless end of the spectrum, their eponymous album, for the most part, is actually quite accomplished.
  6. FIDLAR are still young, and they sing about what they know; never on the album do you feel like they’re presenting themselves as anything other than what they are, and this is why the album is enjoyable despite its repetition and simplicity.
  7. Jan 24, 2013
    40
    Just occasionally the band drops hints that they might have a future beyond this loutish, two-dimensional debut.

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  1. Sep 14, 2013
    7
    FIDLAR is everything you would expect from their early singles, just a big bundle of nihilistic fun. Don't take it too seriously and you will be rewarded. Garage punk at it's most enjoyable but perhaps not it's most consistent. Collapse