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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the Canadian indie rock quartet was recorded in three weeks by Jeff McMurrich.
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Fuck Feelings
Hey man you'll never hold that hand, like never ever again You're almost someone else now Perfect perfect as I want it to be you were everything to... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Oct 2, 2015
    Their fourth and decidedly most accessible release to date.
  2. Oct 2, 2015
    RUFF is Born Ruffians’ strongest album to date. With gritty atmospherics that closely resemble their magnetic live show, the album is less polished and slick than 2013’s Birthmarks.
  3. Uncut
    Oct 7, 2015
    Charmingly wistful and twitchily rhythmic pop songs. [Nov 2015, p.71]
  4. 60
    ‘Their most mature work’ it may be, but listening to a shuffle of all their output to date outlines a noticeably poorer quarter.
  5. Magnet
    Oct 14, 2015
    There is a surprising amount of vitriol pent up--ever so politely--in these songs, and when that vitriol squeaks out into the universe, it is very genteel, very well-mannered vitriol. [No. 125, p.53]
  6. Oct 7, 2015
    RUFF will win no prizes for compositional elegance, but it’s never boring.
  7. Oct 2, 2015
    If they want to pursue content, chipper, marshmallow song structures, then that’s fine, but it’s nearly impossible not to think they do hope, deep down, to make something more than that. If so, RUFF doesn’t lead them any closer.

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