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  • Artist(s): John Barrett, Len Clark
  • Summary: The third full-length release for the duo of John Barrett and Len Clark was produced by Jacob Portrait.
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Electric
When I destroy It's my own town electric When I destroy It's my own town electric In the right form And that's why this town's electric In the right... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 16, 2014
    70
    Here the irresistible tag masks some solid riff-heavy whoopee. [Dec 2014, p.107]
  2. Nov 3, 2014
    70
    Ultimately, while Bass Drum of Death's reach never exceeds their grasp--there's no MC5-style ersatz free jazz, let alone a guitar solo to be found here--Rip This nonetheless grabs your ears like a drunken biker in a bar fight, letting go long enough for you to pick yourself off the floor just in time to get pummeled again.
  3. Nov 3, 2014
    70
    Now that Barrett’s had a solid touring duo together for awhile, and they’ve got a couple albums under their studded leather belt, the duo (Len Clark on skins) has that feeling of an act at its third album phase: assured, strong, but teetering on a decision to leave its comfort zone or not.
  4. Nov 3, 2014
    60
    Overall, BDoD’s fifth album tends to rehash the typical traits of rebellious guitar music, and while Barrett may not join the ranks of the titans he mimics, there’s no harm in letting another punk delinquent rattle on amid the din of the dull.
  5. Uncut
    Nov 11, 2014
    60
    It must be said, [Rip This] lost some of the garage band magic that made [the debut] so memorable. [Dec 2014, p.71]
  6. Nov 3, 2014
    58
    Rip This is a step forward, but it’s a small, staggered one.
  7. Dec 4, 2014
    40
    Rip This is completely ignorable, and not a fun ambient music way.

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