"Dark and gothic lounge rock-jazz vocalist reminescent of Polly Jean Harvey, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Nick Cave, Martina Topley Bird, and Nico. No doubt this impressive debut will spawn more great albums to come - a true super talent from the UK."
"Dear James Mercer, our Bear in Heaven, hallowed be they name... just kiddin'. This album makes me think Beach Boys, Bedhead, and The Byrds too. Perrrty darn laidback and sweet like psychedelic sugartreat pop melodies."
10. Scandalous by Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
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"A definite soulbound raw-cious blues rock album for fans of artists Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Hooker n' Heat, Blacktop, The Gories, The Black Keys, Cheater Slicks, Thee Headcoats, etc. Friggin awesome top boogie-blues formation guaranteed to make u shake yr big ol' booty!"
"Especially for true fans of Lou Reed, with Metallica as his collaborative band... Fantastic effort with the avant-garde fusion of improvisational poetry, glam-art rock, and classic 80's thrash metal. This is quite possibly what the Velvet Underground would have sounded like if they were headbangers on LSD in the 70's Warhol-NYC scene..."
"AHHH MY GOSH... does it get any better? Buy this fantastic pop rock 'n roll album if you like the Apples in Stereo, the Amps, Band of Skulls, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the White Stripes, the Pixies, Grouplove, the Lilys, the Strokes, and the whole fruity bunch of pebbles. Freakin' stoopid happy awesome guitars, bangin' good drums, and sweeet male/female duo vocals...one of the bestest gems of 2011!!!"
"Such a plesant mix of various metal styles... More emotional than grindcore - everything's in here hence the title "Dualism", which should acutally be retitled "Multiplicity" because of the several time changes and guitar signatures. Makes me think of bands like Mastodon + Tool + Chevelle + Decyfer Down + Red + APerfectCircle + Pantera..."
"Eat this creepy treat first, then follow with Carrion Crawler/The Dream. Whhhhaaatt? TWO ALBUMS one year... That's trippin-out ridiculous. Who put super-dooper LSD eyeballs in the cannahisbiscus punchbowl? Green slime drippin' down the castle walls of your mind...hee hee hee!"
"Great revvvved-up old school 60's acid garage rock sound...except itzzz 2011? Oh gawd we're being invaded by a psychedelic time-warp zombie machine. Put this goop on your b-movie popcorn you greasr fans of weird music like The Seeds, Zappa/Mothers, Flaming Lips/Stardeath, The Mummies, and Ze'Cramps ...back from the grrrave indeeeed, muuaaa-hahaha!!!"
"One of the darkest noise-thrash metal albums of the year!!! For listeners who enjoy bands like Hammerhead and Helmet especially... other bands apply such as Wire, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Jucifer, and Swans - Another instant RELAPSE classic and stoic fusion of sound. Like a concrete wall falling on your faaace!!! From the school of NYC yo... rePREzennnt."
"I love the front cover album art (great design). Futuristic mech-tech progressive thrash metal for fans of early Voivod especially... Progressive, fast, and almost Maiden-esque at times with a pinch of Arch Enemy."
"I can't help but to think of original and innovative female groups like The Slits, The Raincoats, Slant 6, and Luscious Jackson when listening to Warpaint. Great follow-up to debut album "The Fool" from 2010. Major mellow yellow reverberation...sing me to sleep."
"You like DOOOOM metal? These guys blast it slow and low like no others. Awesome atmospheric noises for fans of Isis, Boris, The Melvins, Black Sabbath, etc... Human creatures from the Medievil Lagoon. Vocals like Burning Witch...pretty sick album!!!"