Nightfreak And The Sons Of Becker [EP] Image
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  • Summary: This limited edtion 11-song low-fi mini-album was recorded with producer Ian Broudie over the course of a week.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. A rather more satisfying record than their second.
  2. The album glistens with supple melodies, chameleon-like stances towards the history of rock and orderly, accomplished instrumental prowess.
  3. It's this mixing of old and new dynamics that makes Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker such a compelling listen.
  4. Nightfreak is imbued with an appealing, frantic punk energy, but hamstrung by third-rate Zappa lyrics.
  5. 60
    A varied, febrile affair more often than not in pursuit of the lunatic. [Feb 2004, p.93]
  6. On closer inspection, much of Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker appears less like an exercise in deliberately alienating the Coral's audience than a counterpoint to their second album.
  7. A flatulent, irrelevant, self-indulgent attempt at recapturing the hotwired spontaneity of their debut through a dirge of sub-par psychedelia and try-hard freakouts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. williamp
    Aug 30, 2004
    9
    don't understand the negative press. if you're looking for a coral fix until their next full length, this is it.
  2. PastyPasty
    Feb 19, 2004
    9
    I like it.
  3. RobertA
    Apr 3, 2004
    7
    tip toes on a good album..but overall familiar fun.
  4. RobertA
    Apr 3, 2004
    7
    tip toes on a good album..but overall familiar fun.
  5. MaciejW
    Apr 6, 2005
    6
    Nothing essential, but a nice carry over from the second album and a good filler til we get the real deal with their third album proper.