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  • Summary: The Los Angeles punk rock band's 1981 lineup of Chris D, Dave Alvin, John Doe, Bill Bateman, Steve Berlin, and DJ Bonebrake reunite to record two news songs, three covers and six tracks from the band's back catalogue.
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  1. Jan 18, 2019
    80
    I Used To Be Pretty is an unexpected triumph from a band far too compelling to be a one-off.
  2. 80
    If the first 45 minutes don’t convince you this is the best garage rock album in years, then the closing 13-minute epic “Ghost Cave Lament,” one of two new tunes, will seal the deal.
  3. Jan 18, 2019
    76
    Though the versions of the songs on I Used to Be Pretty sound fantastic, it can be tricky messing around with the alchemy of previously recorded music. There was a certain charm to the ramshackle, handmade feel of these tunes as they appeared on the original albums. That said, these gussied-up, more professional arrangements show Chris D.’s songs in the best possible light.
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    Jan 18, 2019
    60
    Rough-hewn thrills abound. [Jan 2019, p.21]
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