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  1. Fortunately, they also do what all maturing s.-p.o.w.t.a. wish they could do‑-write better songs. I noticed the guitar roar first and the tunes second. But I stayed for the lyrics.
  2. May 16, 2011
    Let's Wrestle have certainly crafted the sophomore album we all expected from them. There's little, beyond even that Albini attachment, that strives beyond the aspirations of a general set of rickety punk tunes--but at the same time, everything here is working wonderfully as intended.
  3. May 17, 2011
    Nursing Home is the best kind of second album--it reminds you why you liked Let's Wrestle in the first place and manages to improve on an already stellar offering.
  4. May 16, 2011
    It ["Getting Rest"], like much of this fine and not at all "difficult" second album, is undeniably impressive, but it leaves you with the ineffable impression that the best of Wes Gonzalez is yet to come.
  5. May 27, 2011
    Like spiritual forebears Pavement and Sebadoh, Let's Wrestle might feel like they're morbidly allergic to success, but a broader audience seems inevitable, as Nursing Home is too rife with killer hooks to escape that fate.
  6. May 20, 2011
    Led by singer and songwriter Wesley Patrick Gonzalez, this band of early twentysomethings comprehensively captures the mindset of young men kicking and screaming against their inevitable transition into adulthood.
  7. May 16, 2011
    There's still a lot of fun to be had at this Nursing Home but it's pretty clear that the party is winding down. Whether or not Let's Wrestle can suffer the slings and arrows of young adulthood to fight another day is entirely up to them.

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