Majesty Shredding - Superchunk
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
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  1. One of the most flat-out enjoyable rock records in a long time.
  2. Oct 28, 2010
    89
    Put this against 1994's acclaimed Foolish or 2001's Here's to Shutting Up, and it stands on its own, a reminder that Superchunk is still doing it better than most new bands today.
  3. The volleying guitars of "My Gap Feels Weird" and friendly ferocity of "Rope Light" signal a group with the same playful spirit that made its best work roar (see: 1994's "Foolish"), but with refreshed energy from a nine-year nap.
  4. The thing is, despite their participation in the bustling, creative and innovative 90's scene, Majesty Shredding might just be their best album yet.
  5. Whereas other pop-punk bands revel in sheer stupidity, Superchunk conjure up a profound musical purpose and sense of wonderment from behind every goofy-eyed chorus and oversized hook line. It is bloody impressive to say the least.
  6. 70
    Majesty Shredding does favor a more thoughtful pace at times, opening up room for the occasional ornate sonic touch--a horn riff, decorative keyboard figure, even viola.
  7. All I did was press fast-forward, track after track. When that expectation of emotional articulation wasn't met, it brought up that feeling of outrage, as if somehow Superchunk let me down.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Oct 12, 2010
    8
    I love Superchunk, and at the time I was listening to this, I was also revisiting No Pocky for Kitty. I like the way they've changed and haven't changed at the same time. The energy and sound is similar to the old days, but there is more shredding, and a fuller sound. Also, hooks abound, and that's perhaps the deal-maker on this, or any album I enjoy. Expand
  2. Nov 6, 2010
    8
    a fine return to the marketplace. the trademark hooks and power pop melodies are there, as is the energy.
    Some of the years stand out runes,
    in My Gap Feels Weird and Crossed Wires. Collapse

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