Sweet Sour - Band of Skulls
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  • Band members: Marsden, Emma Richardson
  • Summary: The second studio album for the British rock trio was produced by Ian Davenport.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 83
    These Brits are still holding the Zippo-lighter torch aloft. [24 Feb 2012, p.77]
  2. Feb 8, 2012
    80
    Americanized rock'n'roll that sounds as modern as it does vintage 1970s and effortlessly blends AC/DC riffage, Fleetwood Mac AOR and White Stripes punk-blues pyrotechnics. [Mar 2012, p.79]
  3. Feb 14, 2012
    79
    The bottom-line is that these guys do what they do very, very well.
  4. Feb 8, 2012
    70
    They still have enough primitive power to brush past any road blocks, but they could do with tweaking their formula somewhat if they don't want to run out of gas.
  5. Feb 27, 2012
    60
    This brisk, well-crafted follow-up maintains the feeling if a pop band masquerading as something harder. [Mar 2012, p.102]
  6. Feb 21, 2012
    60
    An album worthy of repeated listens but limited by its inability to adapt and enrapture a change of pace often just representing a drop in quality.
  7. Feb 17, 2012
    40
    Sledgehammer riff-filled rock doesn't need to be clever, but it sure as heck needs to sound like it's driven by full-pelt, carnage-causing energy. And that's where Band Of Skulls' second effort falls short.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    7
    Band of Skulls has gained popularity mainly due to their indie rock "Friends", which is included on the soundtrack for the movie Twilight.Band of Skulls has gained popularity mainly due to their indie rock "Friends", which is included on the soundtrack for the movie Twilight. Like the aforementioned song, the latest LP - "Sour Sweet" greets us with stirring title track - which admittedly great introduces in climate of the album. Each composition is component of diverse, constantly changing arrangements - for ex. dark "Wanderluster" - with distinctive role of the guitar, punk "You're Not Pretty But You Got It Goin On" or swinging and lethargic "Close To Nowhere". Expand