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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Kyle Thomas' psychedelic rock project includes contributions from Ty Segall.
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  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Garage Rock Revival
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Madness
King Tuff is my name. I got madness in my brain. Pleased to meet you, I'm gonna eat you cause I'm batshit insane. Now I want you to see all the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Mojo
    Nov 7, 2014
    80
    A fifth studio album filled with hooks aplenty and gonzoid fun. [Nov 2014, p.102]
  2. Sep 22, 2014
    80
    Add to the mix boundary-pushing production and what might be his most developed set of tunes so far and the album immediately shuffles to the higher tiers of an already stellar body of work.
  3. Sep 22, 2014
    80
    This album is louder, catchier and more memorable [than King Tuff]. It doesn’t break rules or upend conventions, but it fills its songs with more oomph and pressure than ever.
  4. 70
    Black Moon Spell is scuzzy, wired and bulging with Marc Bolan vocals, riffs Jimmy Page forgot to stick on any Zeppelin album and a bunch of outrageously catchy choruses. Big fun.
  5. Sep 29, 2014
    70
    If you can glaze over the four total minutes that those three aforementioned songs ["I Love You Ugly," "Madness," and "Demon From Hell"] occupy, what’s left is an all-around good time.
  6. Sep 23, 2014
    70
    Black Moon Spell is a convincing and heartfelt next step, one as charmingly goofy as it self-assured and hard hitting.
  7. 50
    Despite the interminably silly nature of Black Moon Spell, there are moments when these retro-rockers get it right.

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