Pearl Mystic - Hookworms
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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British indie rock quintet includes influences from psychedelic and krautrock.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
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  1. Mar 5, 2013
    100
    Pearl Mystic just happens to be one of those records that embodies perfection.
  2. Mar 13, 2013
    90
    Pearl Mystic is the best British psychedelic album since the 1990s; maybe more than that.
  3. Mar 13, 2013
    90
    It’s to their huge credit that they have made such an assured and immersive album on their own terms.
  4. 80
    Pearl Mystic is a promising debut from Hookworms, but whether it’s universally appealing is impugnable--there’s a suspicion that accessibility is not exactly on the top of Hookworms’ priorities; instead making interesting, immersive music to get lost in clearly is.
  5. Mar 5, 2013
    80
    Hookworms could become something genuinely astonishing in a few albums’ time, and Pearl Mystic is a fine foundation indeed.
  6. This record is not the sunburnt wooze of Tame Impala: it’s angrier, colder.
  7. Mar 7, 2013
    60
    [Singer MJ's] reverb-drenched vocals keep his lyrics veiled, but the reckless energy of two-chord Spaceman-3 like rock-outs such as Preservation and Away/Towards suggests a most electrifying catharsis is in process. [Apr 2013, p.89]

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  1. Dec 17, 2013
    10
    Excellent album. Cosmic, mellow, patient and yet persistent in its attack and precision. Vocals are a collage of reminiscent flares of Black Angels and pre-BRMC Brian Jonestown Massacre. A beautiful landscape of raw melody that pounds its way into your ears and through the blood stream.
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  2. Apr 8, 2013
    9
    Seriously Good. Rarely does a début album shimmer like a gem in the dirt like Pearl Mystic. This music hypnotises haunts and excites. Do yourselves a favour and let it into your lives Collapse