Meat + Bone - The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
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  • Summary: The first release in eight years from the blues-rock trio was produced by frontman Jon Spencer.
  • Record Label: Mom & Pop Music
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Blues-Rock, Indie Rock, Punk Blues, Electric Blues, Garage Rock Revival, Retro-Rock
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Sep 21, 2012
    90
    Meat and Bone stands as quite possibly the band's best album to date. The Explosion breaks everything down to its root and reconstructs it all in a perfect way; it should show a generation of cool kids that may have missed him the first time around that Jon Spencer is among garage rock's main guitar slingers.
  2. Oct 8, 2012
    80
    They might not be fracking new rocks with their sound, but for those in the know with ears to blow, it's manna from an alternate heaven.
  3. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    For the most part, this is a fizzing, fuzzing album that manages to sound both younger and older than the band that produced it.
  4. Sep 18, 2012
    75
    Meat And Bone is the heir apparent to Now I Got Worry, and a fine return to form.
  5. Oct 4, 2012
    75
    The trio still churns as mixing hot butter with bourbon and gargling gasoline [No.91 p.59]
  6. Sep 28, 2012
    70
    Meat and Bone is not a perfect album.... [Yet] all these flaws make the album essential.
  7. Sep 17, 2012
    40
    They strain to resemble the Stooges and mavericks from the Beasties to the Stones but still can't conjure the killer tune. [Oct 20012, p.103]

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