Golden Ocean - 50 Foot Wave
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  • Summary: The indie-rock trio 50 Foot Wave includes a pair of Throwing Muses (Kristin Hersh and Bernard Georges) plus Rob Ahlers. This full-length debut follows a self-titled EP released in 2004.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
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  1. Rarely do records come around that are such a great mix of a physical adrenaline rush combined with intellectualism.
  2. Whoa, is it ever tough, but wow, is it ever great.
  3. 80
    Her textured roar means even the less melodic songs have traction. [May 2005, p.103]
  4. It's fantastic stuff-- at its best, the innate catchiness of Hersh's writing gets a shot in the arm from her cavalier vocals and musical caterwauling.
  5. 70
    The loudest record [Hersh] has ever made, and even if few individual compositions leap out of the general roar, it sounds fantastic. [Apr 2005, p.116]
  6. She's lyrically sharp as ever, and switches gears and works in nice melodies just enough to soften the edges, luring fans in before she pummels them.
  7. Only the album-ending title track tones down the noise, and even then, it's about as restrained as early Husker Du. [May 2005, p.132]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6