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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for Los Angeles-based garage rock/power-pop artist was produced by Mike McCarthy.
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  1. 80
    There’s a unique heart hidden deep with every album he creates, and Power Chords is no different. Open yourself up to the world of Krol.
  2. Jan 23, 2019
    80
    Yet despite sounding like an album that could have just as easily come out in 2009 as 2019, it's a testament to the timelessness of Power Chords' sound rather than an indication of its tedium.
  3. Jan 24, 2019
    78
    At 33 minutes, Power Chords is about twice as long as the typical Mike Krol record, but it’s also his tightest and most frenzied work yet.
  4. Jan 23, 2019
    70
    Luckily for Krol, Power Chords moves a few steps forward from the stand-alone moments on his past three studio albums, I Hate Jazz, Trust Fund, and Turkey, hitting a stride which opens entirely new avenues for Krol. Tied down by his buzz saw vocals and shattered guitars, Power Chords finds an endless groove in 35 minutes or less.
  5. Uncut
    Jan 23, 2019
    70
    Feedback-soaked rockers like "Little Drama" are played with maximum oomph, but much like, say, Ty segall, Krol laces his songs with all manner of sly twists and turns. [Feb 2019, p.29]
  6. Jan 30, 2019
    65
    You might absorb a couple of hooks and riffs and edit it down to your own abridged version, but you’ll be left wanting more than Krol’s willing to provide.
  7. Mojo
    Jan 23, 2019
    60
    Mostly, it feels like a marriage of Weezer and Superchunk, amid all-pervasive fuzz-pedal abuse. [Feb 2019, p.88]

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  1. Feb 11, 2019
    10
    You might absorb a couple of hooks and riffs and edit it down to your own abridged version, but you’ll be left wanting more than Krol’sYou might absorb a couple of hooks and riffs and edit it down to your own abridged version, but you’ll be left wanting more than Krol’s willing to provide Expand