Six Demon Bag - Man Man
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  • Summary: The newly reconfigured Philadelphia band, known mainly for their carnivalesque, acquired-taste sound and well-received live shows, return with a second LP.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Man Man's music will irritate you, make you laugh, put you off and then bring you back for more.
  2. A subtle improvement on the band’s debut.
  3. This time out, Man Man's less sloppy but just as ramshackle, as if the snaps and crackles are the band's diversion from actually writing the record.
  4. 80
    Sounds like the soundtrack for a post-apocalyptic street carnival. [#71, p.105]
  5. They’ve gotten good at re-creating in the studio the sound of a dingy rock venue in full throb.
  6. Each moment of each song is completely unpredictable, to the point where even after multiple listens some of these transitions still seem to come out of nowhere.
  7. More power to those who can do it, but from this perspective, it's nearly impossible to enjoy Man Man's Six Demon Bag while sober. [Apr 2006, p.222]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Nov 24, 2012
    Six Demon Bag is one of those records that continually manages to surprise me with each listen. At first, there carnivalesque sound and antics could completely dismiss the listener, but let it grow on you and you can easily pick out the beauty of this record. Each track consists of different instruments and experimenting with different sounds, yet it still sounds like Man Man. "Van Helsing Boombox" is the standout track on this LP. All In All, it's a tough listen at first. I almost gave up, but their is beauty to behold in this wacky record. B+ Expand

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