Rush To Relax - Eddy Current Suppression Ring
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  • Summary: This is the third full-length album for the four members of the rock band from Melbourne, Australia, who used to work at a record pressing plant.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. In the end, the unexpectedly loose, protean feel of Rush to Relax makes for a wholly satisfying step forward from one of Australia's finest bands of the first decade of the 2000s.
  2. At their best, Rush to Relax's songs maintain a firm grip even when they meander.
  3. Basic, unassuming, and calling to mind a grip of classic material without going to great lengths to mimic it, Rush to Relax, the band’s third LP, adds almost nothing new to Eddy Current Suppression Ring’s repertoire.
  4. The album's transition between punk-rock madness and mid-tempo melodies keeps Rush To Relax from getting redundant, and while you may have heard this sound before, it rarely sounds this good.
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  1. Dec 1, 2011
    7
    While not as good as their second album, Primary Colours, which is destined to be an Australian classic, this album is not a failure - perhaps just the difficult third album. While it does not further refine the distinctive Eddy Current sound, with songs ranging from adequate to excellent, it is still a worthwhile contribution to their oeuvre. That is, it rocks! Collapse