The Lucky Ones

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  • Summary: Recorded in less than four days, this is the eighth full-length album released by the Seattle-based band.
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  1. Mudhoney remain bloody but unbowed, heavyweight champions of fuzz and feedback, and on the evidence of The Lucky Ones, no one with any sense is going to challenge their title anytime soon; they built this strange machine, and they can drive it better than anyone before or since.
  2. Mojo
    80
    Mudhoney celebrate 20 years of mucus-crusted punk hootenannies with a raw restatement of basic priciples. [June 2008, p.113]
  3. The Lucky Ones is unlikely to garner any new fans for Mudhoney, which is a shame because this is one of the best albums of their career.
  4. No envelopes are pushed on the quartet's latest, The Lucky Ones. But there's an increase in firepower that makes it their best effort in a while.
  5. Longtime fans may accuse the band of losing its edge with age, but The Lucky Ones is still an exciting and efficient bridge between the Stooges' growling ruckus and Nirvana's noisy pop anthems.
  6. The Lucky Ones is a solid record chock full of classic sludge, pissed off yelps, and witty (almost existential) lyrics.
  7. Under The Radar
    60
    It may not match the transcendent bird-flipping of those early albums, but Mudhoney are still as pissed and giddy as ever. [Summer 2008]

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