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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the Washington DC trio formed by Wild Flag's Mary Timony, Laura Harris, and Betsy Wright.
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Don't Wanna Lose
If you listen close you might hear the sound Well, I would never let you down I thought you were a man of action Come on, baby, come on, give me a... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Oct 9, 2014
    100
    Here are 12 succinct, speedy, riff-happy gems smothered in snarling backtalk and shameless, glorious guitar solos.
  2. Oct 7, 2014
    90
    The reason why Ex Hex Rips is so triumphant is that it easily attains its simple goal of presenting a total blast for the listener to savour. Or to take the title's bait, Ex Hex Rips rips.
  3. Oct 8, 2014
    80
    Guitar solos are fiery but brief and tethered to the main melodic ideas. Everything has been brightened, amplified and streamlined for immediate appreciation.
  4. Uncut
    Oct 7, 2014
    80
    [An] excellent debut album. [Nov 2014, p.73]
  5. Oct 10, 2014
    80
    It’s hard to overstate the extent to which the excellence of this record is sealed by Timony’s bullish approach to sonic economy; there are no flourishes, no accentuations on Rips, only precisely what needs to be there; noodling guitar parts and an unyielding punk aesthetic.
  6. Mojo
    Nov 6, 2014
    80
    Audacious, hook-packed debut. [Nov 2014, p.102]
  7. 67
    In interviews, Timony has said that she wanted to make “relaxed and fun” music, and in that regard Rips hits the mark.

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