Review : BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB - Baby 81
Sputnikmusic.comI've been a fan of this fan for a few years now, and I can safely say this is probably their best effort since their debut. They've combined the American folk influences from "Howl" and the JAMC/shoegazer influences from their debut to form "Baby 81". The opening track even sounds like Sonic Youth at times. Their sense of songcraft has improved as well, in fact, this is probably their most accessible album to date.
"Weapon of Choice", "All You Do is Talk" and "Need Some Air" are the albums best tracks. If your looking to get into this band then this is the album to get as they span their entire career through this one album....full text
Los Angeles TimesON its 2000 debut, flush with next-big-thing glow, drone-rock trio BRMC stepped forward in one song to ask the slightly petulant question, "Whatever happened to my rock 'n' roll?"
Seven years later, the band ponders a related matter — "Suicide's easy, what happened to the revolution?" sings Robert Turner in the song "Berlin" — but with broader scope and clear maturity, two characteristics of the new album as a whole....full text
IndieLondonBLACK Rebel Motorcycle Club deliver their new album Baby 81 in suitably emphatic style, replacing the rootsy, acoustic sound of their previous album Howl with a powerful, guitar-driven rock ‘n’ roll sound that’s more in keeping with their earlier sound.
Ironically, the LP was born only minutes after the final track on Howl had been completed, when Peter Hayes (guitar/vocals) and Robert Levon Been (bass, vocals and guitar) were rejoined in the studio by drummer Nick Jago after a brief break up earlier that year....full text
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