Skeleton - Abe Vigoda
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  • Summary: The third album for the Los Angeles-area punk-rock band.
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  1. No Age too brutalist for you? Here's a heedlessly beautiful alternative.
  2. Mostly, Skeleton is jagged and weird....But if you can take the knocks, the band is at its finest when embracing discordance.
  3. Skeleton's flaws are few and often obscured by the album's mixing: Vidal's vocal adds an additional rhythmic layer, but his lyrical work is interesting enough to be more pronounced and less muddied.
  4. This is what jamming econo means to kids whose horizon isn't classic rock and hardcore, but grunge and post-hardcore. It sounds really good.
  5. Skeleton is one of the more interesting releases of the summer, and proves that Abe Vigoda are more than worthy of joining their peers in the spotlight.
  6. They create a mood and atmosphere that's certainly unique, but one in which very few songs stand out, despite some fine moments.
  7. Cleverly and neatly interwoven to further the sense of disorientation, Skeleton is a concentrated blast of strangely accessible noise that is both bracing and energising.

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  1. ByronJ
    Dec 4, 2009
    6
    Suddenly naming your band after a well-known actor, is better than anything you could come-up with yourself?