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  • Summary: The solo debut for the electronic artist Tobacco also features Aesop Rock
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
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  1. A rock-solid Aesop Rock cameo is icing atop this sorely overlooked platter, which easily one of 2008's best driving records.
  2. Fucked Up Friends is a blissful reminder that the practice of absorbing rather than regurgitating influences--innovation and invention--is alive and well.
  3. 80
    Tobacco’s jagged, unconventional sounds aren’t easily pinned down, and therein lies their appeal.
  4. Though the ideas can start to redundantly plod by the album’s finale, Tobacco’s quality control remains high throughout.
  5. In spite of the repetitiveness, Fucked Up Friends comes out gold and crispy and ready, for you to get your hands on it. [Nov 2008, p.164]
  6. It's an intriguing approach that yields a few great songs, but because of the glut of similar material, these standout tracks tend to get lost in a neutralizing fog of sameyness.
  7. Tobacco keeps things instrumental, lathering on freakish analogue effects but rejecting dance music's stylistic tics in favour of a pleasingly warped relative of space rock. [Aug 2009, p.112]

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