Surgery - The Warlocks
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  • Summary: The L.A. psych-rock band's third disc was produced by Tom Rothrock (Beck).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. 90
    It all adds up to the effect of watching American Graffiti while plugged into a morphine drip. [Jul/Aug 2005, p.105]
  2. 'Surgery' isn't the unlistenable, depression-fest it's lyrical content threatens it to be. Instead, it's heartfelt message combined with the monstrous sound behind it make it one of the most curiously uplifting records of the year.
  3. 80
    Surgery won't catapult the group into the realm of all-time greats, but it's certainly a move in the right direction. [Sep 2005, p.92]
  4. Somehow, the Warlocks have found the middle ground between the Raveonettes' Wall of Soundesque attack and the Flaming Lips' oddball fixation on love, death and outer space.
  5. A thoroughly realized, if singularly fixated, release. [#10, p.107]
  6. Many of the tracks are begging to be played live in full force, as most of them, to be sure, sound unfulfilled here on CD.
  7. A mopey bunch of trite sap O.D.-type tales almost as unstomachable as the band's former crapothecary hymns.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 4 out of 10