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  • Summary: The duo of 764-HERO guitarist/vocalist John Atkins and Black Heart Procession drummer Joe Plummer return with a second LP.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. They've got a rough, nervy, lo-fi take on power rock that has the weird immediacy of the Microphones' Mount Eerie.
  2. It's the stuff that a thousand indie rock records are made of, basted, breaded and cooked to perfection.
  3. Powerful drum beats user along the sometimes-Jack White, sometimes-Mick Jones vocals, while the guitar croons expressively throughout these low-key, lo-fi songs. [Aug 2003, p.96]
  4. It sounds as if Atkins and Plummer had merely sucked down a few beers and bashed out some tunes in their garage over the weekend. This is not to undermine their talents, but rather to celebrate the basic energy of the record, which makes you want to suck down some beers yourself and have a go at the rock.
  5. If you're looking for a less structured, more experimental 764-Hero-style band, these two guys do it quite well.
  6. Yes, it's all fairly predictable.
  7. 20
    This batch of 11 half-baked songs is whiny, lifeless and not even close to stimulating. [#60, p.106]
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. raphael
    Mar 28, 2007
    0
    This album is horrendus to the worst extent