Lollipop - Meat Puppets
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  • Summary: The legendary rock trio returns with a new album on Megaforce Records.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 80
    Lollipop is the best Meat Puppets album since the halcyon days of Up on the Sun and Mirage, full of scudding lysergic country-rock grooves bound in twisting skeins of dervish lead guitar.
  2. May 23, 2011
    80
    Lollipop is their 13th Studio album, and one of their best. [Jun 2011, p.91]
  3. Jun 13, 2011
    80
    Given the unequaled brilliance of their SST era, it;s tempting to compare and contrast, but those who do so risk missing out on the often excellent music the Kirkwood brothes are making now. [May 2011, p.60]
  4. Apr 28, 2011
    67
    Ultimately, the refrain to "slow down" on "Orange" captures where the modern Meat Puppets seem to rest best: casual and contemplative.
  5. Apr 15, 2011
    65
    There are plenty of great tunes here, just not much character. Lollipop's as catchy as your average power-pop record, but still hardly as essential as the band's peaks.
  6. May 31, 2011
    60
    Their 13th release, Lollipop, continues to rein in their wayward and abrasive tendencies for something more measured. [Jun 2011, p.124]
  7. Apr 18, 2011
    50
    While the band maintains a glimmer of their former selves, writing sturdy, comfortable songs with a minimal capacity to surprise, Lollipop still sounds a little tired.

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