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  • Summary: The second album for the British punk rock trio follows their debut album released 18 months earlier.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Here, they deliver a sequel as successor, less a follow-up and more an outright usurper from the underworld.
  2. Were we swimming in a sea of likeminded releases, Frauhaus may seem merely competent-- a collection that leaves listeners wishing the trio weren't so slavish in their devotion to early-80s post-punk and no wave, but one that gets the toughly innocent, acidic vibe right nonetheless.
  3. Uncut
    The charms of this deceptively nifty record slowly revealed with each spin. [Feb 2010, p.107]
  4. At less than two minutes, many of the songs remain as sketches neither punchy enough to work as snotty punk songs nor ever developed into anything more.
  5. Is Frauhaus! a groundbreaking musical statement? Absolutely not. Is it in the spirit of great, similarly-minded albums from contemporaries past and present? Resoundingly, yes.
  6. It’s certainly punk, but it does not rock. At less than a 30-minute running time, it’s revealing that much of Frauhaus! is quite tedious. The future may hold great things for Wetdog, but for now their appeal doesn’t reach much further than diehard genre adherents.