Something Dirty

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  • Record Label: Bureau B
  • Genre(s): Experimental, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock, Art Rock, Kraut Rock
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Apr 15, 2011
    Something Dirty roams over the terrain of the past 45 years, rooted in the mid-1960s avant-garde, the late 1960s/early 1970s progressive and acid-rock movements, and the reactions of punk and its aftermath.
  2. 80
    It's their most cohesive album in some time.
  3. Mar 8, 2011
    Something Dirty has something of the reliability and surprise of rediscovering a trusty, well-trod paperback on the shelves of a particularly high-quality, secondhand but not-to-be-outdone bookstore.
  4. Mar 1, 2011
    That sudden stop is the only moment on Something Dirty that could be called a gimmick, but it feels oddly right. A fade-out would be too easy--better to bluntly suggest that there's more music beyond that final frame, and encourage the rumor that this version of Faust is far from finished.
  5. Apr 1, 2011
    Overall the band carries off a convincing sense of menace and rocks hard at the same time. It may not be what fans of the original Faust would expect but it's satisfying in a different way, while still maintaining the arch sensibility that made them legendary if not exactly famous.
  6. Mar 1, 2011
    Anyone looking for all of the above is not going to be disappointed by Something Dirty, which contains more than its fair share of mischief and mayhem. Crucially, it's in keeping with Faust tradition, but it always looks forward rather than back.
  7. It's certainly a messy record, made by half of a broken legend.

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  1. Jan 21, 2012
    Something Dirty is a really enjoyable trip by one of the most legendary bands in rock history. The first half of the album contains the best material.