Party Store - The Dirtbombs
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  • Band members: Mick Collins, Zack Weedon
  • Summary: Paying tribute to the techno pioneers of Detroit, the garage rock band out of Michigan delve into a bit of disco and dance music with the reinterpretation of programmed drums and synths on their latest release.
  • Record Label: In the Red Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Garage Punk
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  1. Jan 31, 2011
    90
    Turns out the Dirtbombs have some mystery in them yet, as they stop sounding like a first rate cover band and instead discover the first rate freeek lurking inside; now that's reason to celebrate.
  2. Feb 2, 2011
    80
    It's easy to guess that most of the guys paid tribute to here wouldn't know what to make of the tracks, but if anything here leads the average garage rock-loving Dirtbombs fan back to the sounds of Detroit techno, the album will have done its job.
  3. Feb 8, 2011
    80
    Reinterpreting these sample-and-synth-laden originals for guitar is quite an achievement, and the results are certainly fascinating. [Feb 2011, p.82]
  4. 70
    Releasing a covers album can be career suicide for some, due to the pressures of stripping apart a classic and making it your own, but Party Store is refreshingly not the case.
  5. Feb 1, 2011
    70
    Detroit's music has always driven across racial and genre boundaries. But when a longstanding garage-rock band with a black frontman loads its album with covers of Euro-inspired Motor City techno classics, galaxies implode.
  6. Feb 2, 2011
    68
    On the new Party Store, the band leaps even further into uncharted territory, turning in a full hour of classic Detroit techno covers.
  7. Jan 31, 2011
    40
    If the band is innately familiar with the rules of this kind of territory, they sound completely out of their depth in other attempts.

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