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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the Swedish rock band was self-produced and was mixed by Andrew Scheps.
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  • Record Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Heavy Metal, Neo-Psychedelia, Hard Rock, Retro-Rock
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  1. Aug 21, 2020
    80
    It is possible (even likely) that you will appreciate this album the first time you listen to it. But don’t just listen to it once and then file it away because the more you listen to it, the more you appreciate it. Especially if you blast it as loud as you can stand.
  2. Aug 21, 2020
    80
    What Blues Pills serve up, like The White Stripes or Rival Sons before them, is a perfect transmission of warm rock’n’roll from a time gone by that effortlessly slinks along with natural swagger, without ever feeling studied.
  3. Classic Rock Magazine
    Aug 21, 2020
    70
    Their world-weary shtick has more passion than depth. But. as ever, they do it with conviction, their uncomplicated love for heritage rock informing every warm, wonky, soulful note. [Sep 2020, p.88]
  4. Aug 21, 2020
    70
    The second half is far too weighted to favor ballads. So much so, in fact, that the poignant closer, "Longest Lasting Friend," is almost lost in the shuffle despite its arresting quality. That's a small complaint, however, Holy Moly! is strong, relentlessly creative, and restlessly self-assured in its aspirations.
  5. Aug 31, 2020
    66
    At the end of the day, how one perceives Holy Moly! depends on whether they’re a glass half-empty or half-full type of person. On one hand, sound-wise, this feels like a step towards the right direction. On the other hand, Blues Pills are kinda like the 2005-06 LA Lakers; replace Kobe with Stephen Jackson, or another decent shooting guard, and what you have is a 20-win team instead of a playoff seed. Similarly, replace Elin with another decent vocalist, and chances are that we wouldn’t be talking about Holy Moly! right now.
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