Young Machetes - The Blood Brothers
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  • Summary: The band's fifth album was produced by Guy Piccioto and John Goodmanson.
Score distribution:
  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