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  • Summary: The eighth full-length release for indie singer-songwriter was recorded by Trevor Brooks and mixed by John Congleton.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
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  1. Aug 28, 2019
    85
    Twelve Nudes is a protest album—indeed the brief and bustling "Blown" opens with the straight statement "Trans Power!"—it's also a fantastic, filthy, punk rock record that offers to cement Furman's growing reputation as one of the best and, coincidentally, most important artists working today.
  2. Uncut
    Aug 22, 2019
    80
    Furman's distinctive shrieking, poetic phrasing and postmodernist perspective prevents the work from sounding overtly derivative. It instead borrows the best qualities of its forebears, and fuses them into something new. [Sep 2019, p.22]
  3. Mojo
    Aug 22, 2019
    80
    Twelve Nudes' unbridled howl, mania and joy is on the nose. [Sep 2019, p.95]
  4. Aug 29, 2019
    80
    Even at its most subdued, the relentless and invigorating Twelve Nudes crackles and pops like an alkali metal hitting water.
  5. Sep 24, 2019
    80
    Despite the pain expressed, or maybe because of it, this is a fun record.
  6. Aug 28, 2019
    75
    The record is as raw as a scraped knee and more furious than a woman scorned, a brick through the window of our reactionary era that draws inspiration from the equally pissed-off first wave of punk rock.
  7. Aug 26, 2019
    60
    At 11 songs (yes, the title is a trick) and just over 25 minutes, it all makes for a short, sharp, exhilarating blast, closing with the question we’re all asking as things fall apart: What Can You Do But Rock’n’Roll?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 1, 2019
    7
    Não apresenta muita diferença em relação a outras bandas do gênero, mas é bem produzido e nos remete ao rock dos anos 50.
  2. Sep 5, 2019
    7
    Furman's intriguingly screechy vocal delivery, amalgamating Jack White doing his best Johnny Rotten impression with a gritty, Jagger-esqueFurman's intriguingly screechy vocal delivery, amalgamating Jack White doing his best Johnny Rotten impression with a gritty, Jagger-esque howl shooting for glam metal heights, gives a shot of energy and adrenaline to passable but largely unremarkable instrumentation. Barring the plodding, floor-shaking "Trauma" and the doo-wop infused "I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend", the album is consistently at its most interesting and entertaining when aping the ferocious garage punk of The Hives and The White Stripes, though you could always do worse when it comes to influences.

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    "Trauma", "I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend", "In America"
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