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  • Summary: The legendary rock trio returns with a new album on Megaforce Records.
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Shave It
I, drawin' on the sunshine, I I, an X-ray of a dream, I And a boat that's hauling water Up the river made of sand I, drawin' every mountain, I I,... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
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  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. Uncut
    May 23, 2011
    Lollipop is their 13th Studio album, and one of their best. [Jun 2011, p.91]
  3. The Wire
    Jun 13, 2011
    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
    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
    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. Q Magazine
    May 31, 2011
    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
    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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