Rat Farm - Meat Puppets
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  • Summary: The 14th full-length release from the Arizona alternative rock band was described by singer Curt Kirkwood as "blown-up folk music."
  • Record Label: Megaforce
  • Genre(s): Grunge, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk/New Wave, Alternative Folk
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Apr 12, 2013
    80
    The resulting amalgam never seems forced or affected, and with Curt Kirkwood’s mastery of the guitar the band can skip effortlessly across styles.
  2. Apr 23, 2013
    80
    It’s actually a great record once you give up all preconceived notions of what to expect.
  3. May 10, 2013
    80
    If the fanboys and motorheads are equally turned off by it in places, you get the sense the Puppets themselves--who sound happier and more comfortable here than they have in years--would be perversely pleased. [No. 98, p.58]
  4. May 16, 2013
    78
    It's almost unimaginable, but they continue to render sounds that swirl and dissolve into something deceptively and gloriously American.
  5. 70
    More laidback than their most feted, punk-derived early albums, this nevertheless compares favourably with the new 'un by Meat Puppets fans Milk Music.
  6. Apr 30, 2013
    60
    It's easy-going, it's listenable, but it also sounds a bit, well, tired. [13 Apr 2013, p.59]
  7. Apr 24, 2013
    50
    Rat Farm has only the occasional flash of brilliance. [Apr 2013, p.53]

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