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  • Summary: The latest release from the Miami-based metal band is its second without guitarist Juan Montoya who left the band in 2008.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
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  1. Oct 21, 2010
    80
    Rock like rock shouldn't be: a rock that your parents wouldn't just love, given a chance, but one that they'd ask you to play again, louder. It ain't right, obviously. But it rocks brilliantly.
  2. Oct 21, 2010
    80
    With such a tight, urgent sound, Songs for Singles is an EP that'll give Torche fans enough new music to whet their appetites, but it's definitely going to leave them hungry for more.
  3. Dec 20, 2010
    80
    Dense of riff and melody but not crassly anthemic, their sledgehammer euphoria is Kyuss gone monster trucking. [Dec 2010, p.97]
  4. Oct 21, 2010
    74
    With that title, Songs for Singles practically announces itself as a stopgap release, a breather after the breakthrough. If it doesn't shake the earth the way Meanderthal did, it's not really supposed to. But the EP does show that this band remains in fine working condition, and another full-on album from these guys would be a welcome thing indeed. Until then, this will do just fine.
  5. Oct 21, 2010
    70
    Songs for Singles sees the Miami band continuing to experiment with upbeat, accessible metal songs, and while not fully pop yet, the addition of a more advanced rhythm section helps offset their perpetual need to drone their guitars out. The album inches the band further to reaching a goal of good pop metal that, while seemingly impossible in 2010, is a fight worth fighting.
  6. Oct 21, 2010
    70
    Torche's melodies tend to err just slightly on the side of progressive, with just a few too many notes jammed into every phrase for mainstream consumption. What really distinguishes Torche, though, is their songwriting thrift.
  7. Oct 21, 2010
    50
    This time out, more than ever before, it really feels like Brooks and Co. are half-assing it, victory lap style, when they could have soared once again.

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