Rick Rude: Verb For Dreaming [Album Review]
Nov19

Rick Rude: Verb For Dreaming [Album Review]

Rick Rude Verb For Dreaming Exploding in Sound Records [2018] Who: New Hampshire’s Rick Rude follow up their brilliant debut with a fine LP that is full of ideas and styles. Sound: Verb for Dreaming sees Rick Rude continuing their penchant for varied styles of rock wrapped up in a LP format. TFN Final Take: Rick Rude’s follow up to their satisfying debut, Make Mine Tuesday, with Verb for Dreaming and for the most part, the results are...

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GØGGS: Pre-Strike Sweep [Album Review]
Nov06

GØGGS: Pre-Strike Sweep [Album Review]

GØGGS Pre-Strike Sweep In The Red [2018] Who: Ty Segall, Charles Moothart (Fuzz, CFM) and Chris Shaw (Ex-Cult) record another rousing fuzz punk record. Sound: GØGGS’ second release proves they are no fluke. Pre-Strike Sweep is a force to be reckoned with. TFN Final Take: I am not a huge Ty Segall fan by any means, I have a few of his albums and have followed a few of his side projects with moderate but never rabid interest. I waded...

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IDLES: Joy As An Act Of Resistance [Album Review]
Oct25

IDLES: Joy As An Act Of Resistance [Album Review]

IDLES Joy As An Act Of Resistance Partisan Records [2018] Who: Bristol-based joy punks, IDLES have released one of 2018’s finest and vital albums. Sound: Joy as an Act of Resistance is a joyful collection of insightful, important and fun punk rock. TFN Final Take: IDLES were not content to rest on their laurels after last year’s captivating LP, Brutalism. Where most bands have the dreaded sophomore slump, IDLES dug in deep and euded...

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Spirit Of The Beehive: Hypnic Jerks [Album Review]
Oct16

Spirit Of The Beehive: Hypnic Jerks [Album Review]

Spirit Of The Beehive Hypnic Jerks Tiny Engines [2018] Who: Philadelphia-based Spirit of the Beehive offer us a meandering psychedelic trip. Sound: Hypnic Jerks is a more mellow affair than the Beehive’s last LP. It is also a bit more of a chore to listen to. TFN Final Take: I was amazed by 2017’s Pleasure Suck and had rather large expectations for Hypnic Jerks. After a few listens, I am still not 100% into it, but it is growing on...

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Pile: Odds And Ends [Album Review]
Sep11

Pile: Odds And Ends [Album Review]

Pile Odds And Ends Exploding In Sound Records [2018] Who: Boston-based Pile please their fans with an essential compilation of their twisted, genre-defying songs. Sound: Odds and Ends is a tidy collection of Pile songs that span 2010-2017. TFN Final Take: It’s no secret that I am a big Pile fan. Odds and Ends does nothing to dissuade that notion. Odds and Ends is a compilation of hard to find/out of print releases, singles and tracks...

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