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  1. Q Magazine
    Aug 27, 2019
    80
    Highlights here include the disorientated '60s pop of I Can Recall It All and the snappy, Troggs-like title track. [Oct 2019, p.106]
  2. Mojo
    Aug 20, 2019
    80
    This is a different sounding Billy Childish. Not Radically different, but enough to notice that something's going on. At the root is personal tragedy: he had a nervous breakdown last year, and lyrics, written more like prose than punk missive, deal with mortality and the passing of time. [Sep 2019, p.88]
  3. Aug 20, 2019
    80
    Amazingly, Childish doesn't show a single sign of slowing down or losing a step. At this rate, he may indeed be the last punk standing; he's certainly one of the few still making records as impressive as this.
  4. Uncut
    Aug 20, 2019
    70
    This one feels a bit brighter, more pop, than usual, though the Stooges lift of "Some Unknown Reason" is dankly bloodied. [Sep 2019, p.24]
  5. Classic Rock Magazine
    Aug 20, 2019
    60
    While the album is destined to remain underground, you just know Childish is in his element right there amid the grit and grime. [Sep 2019, p.84]
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  1. Sep 12, 2019
    10
    A gloriously demented throwback to/sendup of everything from 1950s surf rock and rockabilly to the blistering ferocity of early punk acts likeA gloriously demented throwback to/sendup of everything from 1950s surf rock and rockabilly to the blistering ferocity of early punk acts like the Sex Pistols and the Ramones with a little AC/DC-style hard rock thrown in for good measure, this is an album that consistently delights throughout. Nothing here is particularly new or innovative (and that's hardly the point anyway), but the hooks are strong, the energy is palpable, and the distinctly analog sound hearkens you back to a simpler time when rock music was the ultimate form of rebellion and self-expression.

    Choice Cuts: "You Can't Capture Time", "The Darkness Was On Me", "Mahrek Le Mole"
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