Rot Gut, Domestic

  • Record Label: Mariel
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2012
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  1. Jul 14, 2012
    9
    The most amazing thing about Rot Gut Domestic is that Margot are still not trying to copy their most successful album to date (the Dust of Retreat). I'm sure most people who have found the band through that album have been particularly shunned by the heavier tones of Blizzard and Rot Gut. There are some serious distortions and dark moods that will not earn the band too many casual fans.The most amazing thing about Rot Gut Domestic is that Margot are still not trying to copy their most successful album to date (the Dust of Retreat). I'm sure most people who have found the band through that album have been particularly shunned by the heavier tones of Blizzard and Rot Gut. There are some serious distortions and dark moods that will not earn the band too many casual fans. But Rot Gut stand on it's own and is a powerful statement for the more rebellious portion of indie/rock fans, who like their music still melodic and emotional but served on a slightly harder dish. Expand
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
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  1. Magnet
    Apr 10, 2012
    75
    Margot seems abundant in earnestness, pulling together hooky, shoegaze rifts ("Disease Tobacco Free") with dulcet guitar tunes ("Frank"), Tim Kasher lyricism ("The Devil" and a lonely piano ballad ("Christ"). [No. 86, p.56]
  2. Apr 6, 2012
    70
    Rot Gut, Domestic succeeds because its tone is so dark, its bitter lyrics and gravelly guitars completely at home, as if these tales of the lovelorn and self-hating were produced by Jack White with a healthy injection of Black Keys.
  3. Mar 30, 2012
    80
    In the end, what we have is a record that pushes towards an extremely promising new direction while still managing to maintain the band's adored personality.