Peer Amid - The Skull Defekts
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  • Summary: The third album for the Swedish rock band features Daniel Higgs of Lungfish, who is the newest member of the group.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 8, 2011
    82
    Peer Amid is the ultimate soundtrack for fighting your way to enlightenment.
  2. Mar 8, 2011
    80
    The sound is physically propulsive, enveloping and mildly psychoactive. The beat pounds hard on the most lizardly parts of the brain, bringing a catharsis, a sheer rush of physicality.
  3. 80
    He's a poetic if not somewhat mad genius on his own, but Peer Amid makes it clear Higgs is at his best pacing the prow of mighty musical vessel. [Mar 2011, p.99]
  4. Mar 8, 2011
    76
    Playing for the first time with Higgs--who's spent the last seven years on spoken word, jew's harp improvisations, and other unclassifiables--they've delivered their strongest work so far.
  5. Mar 9, 2011
    60
    Sweden's The Skull Defekts create a glorious sonic racket on their fine second LP. At times, listening to the record is akin to having serious dental work done without anesthesia. [Feb 2011, p.73]
  6. Mar 8, 2011
    60
    They've been an oddly schizophrenic beast, vacillating between sparse dronescapes and percussive rock jams conducted with primitive intensity. Peer Amid sits in the latter camp, although it constitutes both a sharpening offocus and a step up in ambition. [Feb 2011, p.99]
  7. Mar 8, 2011
    30
    Their live performances are largely improvised around one riff per song, which could make for an interesting show--but on this record, it gets old fast.

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