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  • Summary: Inspired partly by a Salman Rushdie essay, the California metal band's fourth album was produced by Matt Radosevich.
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  1. While weeding through the wreckage of science, sociology, and religion for the quivering individual may seem like heavily guarded Radiohead territory, Dredg pulls it off with the human heart still intact. At 18 tracks, it can be a lot to swallow, but keep in mind that many of these are transitional pieces and rarely overstay their welcome.
  2. The most important takeaway when listening to The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion is that however centaurian the album as a whole may be, Dredg are a truly special group.
  3. Pariah isn't without its merits, and diehard fans will likely find few flaws anywhere. But for the casual listener, the album might seems a little less "Of The Room" and a little more "Rent." [Jul 2009, p.126]
  4. Though it often oversteps its own ability a few too many times, The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion is clear in aggression and ambition, rarely annoying listeners with undue hubris.
  5. Dredg gets a bit lost in the pursuit of redefining itself; thankfully, the current coordinates aren’t too far off from what once made the band so promising.
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  1. Jan 20, 2011
    9
    Amazing, amazing music. Simple as that. Everything is superb on this record, from songwriting to performance to production. Easily my most played album of 2009 and probably for the most part of 2010 as well. Song to die for: Quotes. Expand

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