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  • Summary: The first full-length release in eight years for Pink Mountaintops features contributions from Steven McDonald of Redd Kross and Dale Crover of Melvins.
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    May 6, 2022
    70
    Twee and tuneful, self-consciously oddball and so indefatigably alt. [Jun 2022, p.83]
  2. Uncut
    May 6, 2022
    70
    This is their best set of songs since the band’s sex-crazed 2004 debut, continuing some of the debt-to-the-’80s feel of 2014’s Get Back on homage-paying tracks like “Nikki Go Sudden” and “Swollen Maps”. [Jun 2022, p.31]
  3. May 6, 2022
    70
    Several moments on Peacock Pools rank among the most emotionally resonant in McBean's monumental catalogue.
  4. May 6, 2022
    60
    The collective boasts no shortage of remarkable musical talent and vision, and one longs to love the album based on this alone, but Peacock Pools is simply too middling to merit such passion.
  5. Mojo
    Jun 22, 2022
    60
    Occasionally, the joke is pushed too far (the feigned English accents and campy synth-pop of Muscles). Mostly, however, McBean's native gift for riff and songcraft transcend any conceptual archness. [Aug 2022, p.92]