Summer Of Hate - Crocodiles
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  • Summary: The debut album for the indie-rock duo from San Diego who were previously members of The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower.
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  1. As the ever-crescendoing title track hits its final, clangorous stride, its crash signals something worthy of more than just fleeting cyberlove.
  2. This is drone ambiance for your buds, and Buds. Meaning: Crocodiles did good!
  3. Even without 'Neon Jesus'--the single that garnered Crocodiles quite a bit of web attention just before this release--Summer of Hate stands strong as a tremendous debut: one that pays heavy tribute to its influences while never seeming overly derivative.
  4. It’s not original, but you’ll love it for the summer at least.
  5. If Crocodiles revel in a strain of insolence too familiar to feel transgressive, the band also manages some catchy choruses and efficient low-fi landscapes.
  6. At times they recall labelmates Wavves, short of their devotion to fuzzy landscapes--another sonic comparison for an album that recalls the messy disorder of a tipped-over jukebox.
  7. Instead of focusing on one idea and shaping it into something unique, though, the album tries its hand at everything that is "now" (noise-pop, dance rock, etc.) and owns none of it.

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  1. TatTape
    Sep 10, 2009
    5
    FAKE. They stole good things from Mary Chain, Suicide, 90s lo-fi music, and just ruined them all. Maybe just listen to bands like Crystal FAKE. They stole good things from Mary Chain, Suicide, 90s lo-fi music, and just ruined them all. Maybe just listen to bands like Crystal Stilts, Box Elders, Times New Viking, Dum Dum Girls, or even Wavves instead. Expand