Screws Get Loose - Those Darlins
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  • Band members: Jessi Darlin, Kelley Darlin, Nikki Darlin, Linwood Regensburg
  • Summary: The Tennessee-based band release their second album of folk, country and garage punk and draw comparisons to bands like The Ramones to the Carter Family because of their genre-bending style.
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  1. They have mouths on them, yes they do. But their mouths are connected to their hearts and minds, and amped by loud guitars.
  2. Mar 29, 2011
    90
    They deliver thrilling song after thrilling song that'll have you hyping them to all your rock & roll friends as soon the album stops spinning.
  3. Mar 29, 2011
    85
    Sonically, Screws spit-shines things just enough to give the songs an almost radio-friendly glimmer without losing their ramshackle mojo, sense of urgency or danger--cleaner, but not too clean for rock 'n' roll.
  4. Mar 31, 2011
    70
    Screws aspires to the high-end pop of Lowe's Pure Pop for Now People or the Flamin Groovies' mid-'70s work, and gets there more often than not.
  5. Feb 23, 2012
    70
    Sometimes Screws Get Loose becomes a little samey and repetitious, but overall, its a pleasant antidote to those cold mid-winter blues while providing Those Darlins a steady platform with which to reach a wider audience.
  6. 70
    While it's a bit worrying that flavor of the week genre trappings (surf rock and 60s girl group) show up on a sophomore disc, Those Darlins use them wisely, and retain much of their unique persona.
  7. Mar 29, 2011
    50
    Sadly, Screws Get Loose is a serious step backward, ditching the anarchic honky-tonk of old in favor of ho-hum, girly surf pop in the vein of the Dum Dum Girls and Vivian Girls.

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