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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Canadian collective features mixing from Paul Corley, Zach Choy, Nicolas Dirksen, Nathan Salon, and Paul Stewart.
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  • Record Label: Tin Angel
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Post-Punk
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. Sep 19, 2022
    90
    ‘Tough Baby’ gives us a distinctly moving experience of serious artistic intent. It’s like watching a wound open, flowers growing out of it.
  2. Sep 19, 2022
    90
    Tough Baby is dedicated to the idea that if you cut out the middleman and leave a group of people to their own devices – giving them uninhibited, creative freedom – it can yield profound results, and in the case of Crack Cloud, timely masterpieces rooted in hope rather than despair.
  3. 80
    Tough Baby demands your attention; it's a dizzying array of vibrant innovation and determination to be counterintuitive.
  4. Sep 22, 2022
    74
    This is a record that feels whole and woven with direction and intent. It may disappoint some who desire the disjointed immediacy of Pain Olympics, but don’t discount Tough Baby just because of its lack of single-worthy material. Give it time to allow its message of hope and empathy amidst disarray to take hold.
  5. Uncut
    Sep 19, 2022
    70
    It’s rarely coherent and not always pretty, but the most effective therapy rarely is. [Oct 2022, p.26]
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  1. Sep 21, 2022
    9
    what music should be regularly but isnt. great and varying musical styles and really well written songs.