Pawn Shoppe Heart - The Von Bondies
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  • Summary: The Detroit garage rockers make their major-label debut with this sophomore album, which was produced by Jerry Harrison.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 100
    The Von Bondies' calling card is the urgency of [Jason] Stollsteimer's voice as it sands down the shop-worn chord progressions. [Mar 2004, p.92]
  2. Pawn Shoppe Heart is the most electrifying album to have trawled its way out of the Detroit gutter in ages, effortlessly showing up [The White Stripes'] White Blood Cells in the process.
  3. Pawn Shoppe Heart is an album that warrants beginning-to-end play.
  4. 80
    Where on 2001's Lack of Communication their cranked-up Stoogeisms were adorably desperate, here they're glibly glamorous, energised by a Pixies-like concision. [Mar 2004, p.87]
  5. Swathed from head to toe in ecstatic fuzz.
  6. Pawn Shoppe Heart is the type of thrillingly raucous, visceral, harsh, storming brand of balls-all-the-way-out rock familiar to anyone paying vaguely close mind to current Detroit rumblings.
  7. Occasionally catchy and exciting. [17 Mar 2004]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5