Your Turn - Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog
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  • Summary: The mostly instrumental second release for Marc Ribot's experimental trio was produced by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof.
  • Record Label: Northern Spy
  • Genre(s): Experimental, Jazz, Avant-Garde, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise-Rock, Avant-Garde Jazz
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Six songs-with-lyrics, each with its own vocal signature although there's not a proper singer to be heard, and six instrumentals, some straight and some avant and one a loving yet crudely irreverent "Take Five" cover, converge toward the same goal: demolishing your musical illusions.
  2. May 10, 2013
    Party Intellectuals may have set the bar high, but Your Turn is definitely a worthy follow-up.
  3. May 10, 2013
    The scary thing about Marc Ribot and his new(ish) band is that all of these styles and quirks are pulled off so convincingly.
  4. May 13, 2013
    It’s a cranky record that gets exciting entirely on its own schedule.
  5. May 10, 2013
    It's bolder, more focused and just all-around more rocking [than 2008's Party Intellectuals]. [No.98, p.59]
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  1. Jun 6, 2013
    Think of Tom Waits in mutant stomp mode and the rock/pop sensibilities of The Brian Jonestown Massacre in combination. Sound messy? Well, in theory it ought to be and 'Your Turn' does on occasion sound it only in a good way though whilst at others it has a surprisingly clean and direct approach. By no means is this a pop album and it can't be said it's outstandingly original, but it is a satisfying and enjoyable chunk of noise. Behind its ramshackle aspect a lot of thought and skill has gone into its creation so, if you're in a rollicking mood, this is a good choice of record to spin. I'd have given it 7½ out of 10 if I could have. Collapse