Young Machetes - The Blood Brothers
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  • Summary: The band's fifth album was produced by Guy Piccioto and John Goodmanson.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Only time will accord the Bloods with the same kind of reverence given to such old-school avatars as Gang Of Four, Wire and Public Image Ltd. Wait and see. [Nov 2006, p.194]
  2. You can call it selling out. You can call it mainstream. Just don’t call it bad. Call it the best album of their career. Scratch that: call it one of the best of 2006.
  3. This is Crimes refined, sculpted so that its edges aren’t as jagged as many sound-clashes past have proved to be; it exhibits managed eccentricity enough to stoke the furnaces of intelligent, demand-more punks worldwide.
  4. While Young Machetes is a slight slip in quality, it is the first the band has made so far.
  5. 70
    Scabrous, overdriven spallter-punk. [Nov 2006, p.136]
  6. Imagine the Mars Volta undergoing electroshock treatment or Blonde Redhead at war with an army of feral cats.
  7. Unfortunately, Blood Brothers don't actually make you scared, which any good noise band should.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. MonicaD
    Jan 11, 2007
    Basically this cd makes me cum.
  2. Kyle[infinitezer0]
    Oct 22, 2006
    The Blood Brothers have raised the bar and released their greatest album to date, in a year where other artists just simply havent delivered. Rock/ metal album of the year and album of the year contender. Expand
  3. MartinH
    Oct 10, 2006
    Does it get any better than this? Nothing beats a band forging new territory with every album. I love that it's near impossible to draw comparisons with anyone else when referring to the Blood Brothers. Keep it up fellas and you'll always have this fan onboard. Expand
  4. SeamusS
    Nov 12, 2006
    Basically Filter Sums it up. I was initially dissapointed thinking the album was uneaven. I tried skipping from song to song, something I normally dont do, looking for the hook or whatever the hell other stupid approach that one may do that for. After seeing them live it all came together. I realized that the album was something more than just a cohesive Blood Brothers album. It's someting truely different, truely new and dangerous. Expand
  5. TristramC
    Oct 13, 2006
    Amplified tones can be so passe when it comes to commenting on art. Every band, cd whatever has people on the planet who are excited about it. Its hard to find a way to make a comment stick out. I'll just say that like many of you I listen to & and purchase way more music than any well adjusted people should in a given year. I comb the sonic landscape with OCD glee trying to find the most blow your mind brilliant, fresh, innovative music on the planet and I really don't care what kind it is as long as you do something interesting. In my estimation there are only a handful of truly innovative band/artist in music and Blood Brothers are one of those. PopMatters got it right when they called Burn Piano Island Burn (paraphrase) the most important punk album since the Stooges Raw Power. Most all music this profound is complete indigestable to anyone but art snobs. That Young Machettes takes the Blood Brothers hydrocloric mix and make it receivable to the merely adventurous while retaining artistic freedom is hard to fathom. Young Machettes should go along side your copy of TV & the Radio's Return to Cookie Mountain and Destroyer's Rubies as the best cds as the year. Expand
  6. AdrianA
    Mar 21, 2007
    This CD was underrated or misunderstood by some critics. I think that the review and the Itunes Store review are the best ones out there to get a real feeling of what you can expect from this release. Personally after the first listen I wasn't too impressed. I would have given it a 7.5 or an 8. The more I listened and the more I got into the Neon Blonde-esque tracks (camouflage, camouflage; Laser life, spit shine your black cloud), and the more I started to open up to some of the songs with unconventionally literal the more I appreciated it. Probably their most diverse CD: every song is totally different from the one before, and, except for 1,2,3,4 Guitars (which even though is a weak song overall, still has its moments), all of the songs work great. Extremely recommended for Blood Brothers fans, and the most accessible of all BB releases for curious music fans that are interested in the band. Expand
  7. BetterThen
    Oct 16, 2006
    u suck

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