Natural History - Dope Body
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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Baltimore rock band was produced by J Robbins of The Office of Future Plans.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
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  1. May 24, 2012
    80
    Despite its party-hard attitude, Natural History has a thoughtful, searching soul.
  2. May 24, 2012
    79
    They may have changed up their game, but Dope Body still nail the sweet spot between savagery and self-awareness.
  3. This record is a perfect soundtrack for any drunken destruction party, tantrum, or any other moment of great primitivism.
  4. Jun 1, 2012
    70
    One of the most refreshing rock albums of the year, a collection of songs that advocate a form of moshpit populism that, even if you don't quite get it immediately, will eventually win you over with big, sweaty hug after big, sweaty hug.
  5. Jun 22, 2012
    70
    Natural History is at its best when it's at its most focused.
  6. Jun 12, 2012
    70
    Natural History marks a step forward for the band, a step in the right direction, towards a more sophisticated sound than merely muscular noise rock.
  7. May 24, 2012
    40
    The Baltimore four-piece has the fuzzy guitar, the screamo vocals, the charging bass lines and an overwhelming sense of doom for stomping, post-Seattle noise punk. But the parts don't fit together. [No.87, p.54]

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  1. Nov 6, 2012
    9
    Loved this album. The vocals were just sublime, the percussion was ground-breaking, the guitar and bass were also important to the overall sound of this album. I loved all the songs, except Shook; I mean, I liked and all, but it just felt like it didn't fit... Expand