The Brutalist Bricks

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks
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Based on 11 reviews
2010 Ratings: #433 / 855
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Based on 13 ratings
March 9, 2010 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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Drowned in Sound

I like Ted Leo a lot. It’s hard not to. There aren’t many artists with impeccable punk credentials and a knack for writing shrewd lyrics and catchy melodies who also come across as utterly charming. So I’m probably a terrible person to review this album, because how can you judge fairly the work of someone you admire deeply and feel loyal to? I’ll try, shall I? I’ve enjo

yed The Brutalist Bricks more on every listen, which has to be a positive. I prefer it to his previous album Living With The Living, which was too long and slightly dull. There, look: criticism.

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#32/Consequence of Sound
#33/Spin
#50/Treble

Track List

  1. The Mighty Sparrow
  2. Mourning In America 
  3. Ativan Eyes 
  4. Even Heroes Have To Die
  5. The Stick
  6. Bottled In Cork
  7. Woke Up Near Chelsea 
  8. One Polaroid A Day 
  9. Where Was My Brain 
  10. Bartomelo And The Buzzing Of Bees 
  11. Tuberculoids Arrive In Hop 
  12. Gimme The Wire 
  13. Last Days

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