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Grinderman 2
Grinderman - Grinderman 2
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2010 Ratings: #52 / 833
Year End Rank: #24
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
2010 Ratings: #18
September 14, 2010 / Release Date
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Anti- / Label
Garage Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

For what it sets out to do, it's damn near perfect, and what higher praise is there than that?

90
Spin

Throughout Grinderman 2., the guitars and violins pant and howl with a visceral, veteran’s swagger. Late middle age has never sounded so thrilling.

81
Pitchfork

Grinderman 2 is a sequel of sorts, but mostly an improvement. The band has widened their sound and sexual pursuits, but also poked around at the edges of decrepitude.

80
Drowned in Sound

There’s more work required here, more layers to clamber through in the descent down the rope ladder to the tawdry depths of the collective Grinderman psyche. Anyone hoping to howl along to a ‘Depth Charge Ethel’ or a ‘Honey Bee (Let’s Fly to Mars)’ is mostly going to be left shortchanged, albeit with a few exceptions.

80
PopMatters

Instead, there’s a conflation of sexual politics and the very real violence of power on Grinderman 2 that makes it as unnerving as it is invigorating to listen to.

Track List

  1. Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man 
  2. Worm Tamer 
  3. Heathen Child 
  4. When My Baby Comes 
  5. What I Know 
  6. Evil! 
  7. Kitchenette 
  8. Palaces of Montezuma 
  9. Bellringer Blues