Rascalize - The Rascals
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  • Summary: The debut album for the trio from England features Miles Kane, who worked with the Arctic Monkey's' Alex Turner to form The Last Shadow Puppets.
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  1. Perhaps less time spent constructing solid, unremarkable riffs and more spent testing out the percussive qualities of chunks of dead rodent à la Scott might make this album actually exciting. As it is, it’s just adequate.
  2. Compared to the Puppets' ornate '60s pop, Rascalize is straight Arctic Monkeys indie-rock, with echoes of The Coral. [July 2008, p.108]
  3. This collection is all too similarly paced, with the speedier Freakbeat Phantom mounting a lone crusade to appeal to fans of very early Inspiral Carpets.
  4. 40
    Any number of Zutons and Corals have already trod this path, and to keep up Kane will have to try harder than insering words like "insane" and "psychotic" into music that sounds as if it was made by James Shelley's naive young cousins. [July 2008, p.101]
  5. 40
    From there [after the title track and 'Out of Dreams'], though, the tunes disappear into a black hole of generic Liverpudlian guitar pop. [July 2008, p.100]
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  1. GillesG.
    Aug 17, 2008
    10
    Saw them yesterday at Pukkelpop. Brilliance.
  2. Robert
    Jul 7, 2008
    10
    Excellent indeed, pure perfection
  3. AlexC.
    Jul 3, 2008
    9
    Alright at first listen and past that it just gets better.