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  • Summary: Singer/hairdresser/bon vivant, Hunx, has made a name for himself as an out-and-proud, teen-from-Mars crooner from the band Gravy Train!!!! and now resurrects the upbeat post-rock sounds of the fifties and sixties with the first full-length Hunx & His Punx record.
  • Record Label: Hardly Art
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Garage Punk, Indie Rock
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  1. Mar 30, 2011
    80
    There is real sorrow and feeling amongst all the fun and the record will hopefully see Hunx gain some of the attention that is way over due.
  2. Mar 29, 2011
    80
    Too Young To Be In Love leans less heavily on pervy wisecracks, with fantastic results.
  3. Mar 29, 2011
    72
    The 10 songs on Too Young to Be in Love are exuberant snapshots of rock music's earliest years, bursting with teenage romance and allusions to oral sex, but they are also very faithful ones.
  4. Mar 29, 2011
    70
    Bogart has a nasal, pop punk voice, which works well in this genre. The girls have beautiful full voices. Their interplay is dynamic sometimes, but at others the disparity shifts the focus onto the thinness of the songwriting.
  5. May 18, 2011
    60
    Throughout, Hunx nasally trills teenage romantic pain over raw retro clatter, and if Spector heard songs such as The curse Of being Young and Tonite Tonite from his prison cell, he'd surely approve. [May 2011, p.116]
  6. Apr 13, 2011
    60
    Between the camping, the re-contextualizing, the endless musical cut-n'-paste, Hunx and His Punx throw up a lot of barriers between their listener and any kind of un-self-conscious appreciation of their songs.
  7. Apr 6, 2011
    40
    While the slog through the mostly interchangeable mid-tempo, spoken-verse tracks on the first twenty two minutes of the album is a lot of saminess to deal with, a couple genuine pleasures await anyone patient enough to make it through to the album's final moments.

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