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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the British rock duo of Eoin and Rory Loveless was produced by Ross Orton.
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  1. Feb 25, 2019
    80
    It’s much more textural [than 2015's Undertow], drawing a lot from new wave and shoegaze, with drummer Rory Loveless (Eoin’s brother) always luring the song back to those rock roots. The combination works and keeps the album from sounding like an 80’s tribute record.
  2. Feb 21, 2019
    80
    This record is perhaps the first time we see Drenge exploiting the additions that were initially made to their live band, and exploring the expanded instrumentation to its full potential.
  3. 80
    Strange Creatures is an audacious and gratifying return that makes you want to envelope yourself in its gloom.
  4. 60
    Strange Creatures is certainly packed with musical ideas.
  5. Uncut
    Feb 21, 2019
    60
    Songs packed with macabre humour, melodic contortion and gruesome discord. [Mar 2019, p.27]
  6. Feb 22, 2019
    60
    Strange Creatures limps and sags habitually, never quite succumbing to Drenge’s wishful potential and ruthless attempts at crafting the idyllic garage-rock their previous releases showcased. It’s a shame when the promise never quite delivers.
  7. Q Magazine
    Feb 21, 2019
    60
    If Strange Creatures show a grander musical approach, then lyrically they're still fascinated by the bleak detail of everyday life, even if lads-night-out-gone-wrong vignette Bonfire Of the City Boys and sax-peppered deadpan horror story Prom Night flip the mundane into something more twisted. [Apr 2019, p.110]

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