Movement - Gossip
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  • Summary: This is the second full-length for the Olympia, Wash-based indie-punk trio led by powerful singer Beth Ditto.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  1. Primal and raw and powerful, the Gossip's third full-length is straight-from-the-gut punk desperation tinged with the hope of gospel salvation.
  2. 83
    [Vocalist Beth Ditto's] temper-tantrum vocals turn tired indie-rock poses into two-minute biblical epics. [Jun 2003, p.105]
  3. 80
    The Gossip keeps getting better, stretching a little more. [#59, p.95]
  4. The closest punk has come to the dread of Robert Johnson, the mischief of Bessie Smith or the joy of Mahalia Jackson. [Jun 2003, p.94]
  5. 80
    Beth's vocals are startling. [Jun 2003, p.100]
  6. The Gossip sound best when flowing through lo-fi constraints: when they don’t have a hi-hat, and the down-tuned guitar is missing string.
  7. Face it, folks--when it comes to putting good old rock 'n' roll on record, a bass player really helps.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 4