Tiny Rebels [EP] - Cairo Gang
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  • Summary: The six-track release from the psychedelic music project of Emmett Kelly was recorded in a week.
  • Record Label: N/A
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 31, 2013
    80
    The Cairo Gang's superb, weighty, meticulous album still manages to pack a mighty punch. [Sep 2013, p.85]
  2. Jul 26, 2013
    70
    Tiny Rebels is more a mini-album than an EP, with six tracks dipped in generous amounts of reverb and tremolo and finding Kelly showcasing his knack for sunny pop harmonies and Byrds-esque 12-string guitar leads.
  3. Jul 26, 2013
    70
    Tiny Rebels sees Kelly test the boundaries of his own artistry, exploring whether something small--be that a solo act, a straightforward melody, a single thought, or even a collection of six songs--can transcend to become something greater than itself.
  4. Jul 26, 2013
    60
    [Shivers is] the only weak moment on an otherwise enjoyable release, it sounds phoney, purposely strung-out, as if self-consciously aping Neil Young’s wracked-out Tonight’s The Night.
  5. Jul 26, 2013
    60
    All six track here confidently align The Cairo Gang alongside kindred neo-psychedelicists like The Lilys, it's brevity never wearing out their charms. [Aug 2013, p.90]
  6. Jul 31, 2013
    56
    With that frustrating distance between Tiny Rebels' finely tuned sonics and Kelly's uncharacteristically indistinct lyrics, it's hard not to wonder what another week might've done.
  7. 40
    It’s more of a song-based effort than some of the Gang’s previous work, but it doesn’t have the structural bones or the lyrical meat to stand up on its own.

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