In the Court of the Wrestling Let's

Let's Wrestle - In the Court of the Wrestling Let's
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Based on 8 reviews
2009 Ratings: #85 / 834
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Based on 1 rating
June 29, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Stolen Recordings / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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There’s so much good to Let’s Wrestle, such a great deal of dumb-smile glee conveyed with this album, that it’s a perfect pick-me-up for any occasion.
A.V. Club

The geekily amateurish indie splatter-pop of the young London trio couldn’t sound more different than Crimson’s heavy prog.

Drowned in Sound
If their first full-length has taken the art and craft of the three-minute guitar-pop song as demonstrated, then is the only way up? It'd be a saddening thought to think that Let's Wrestle have peaked already.
Loud and Quiet
Let’s Wrestle have created something special here though – an underdog album to cherish and take comfort in.
At worst the band does a sort of meta pub-rock with fake ID and sloppy handclaps, but mostly they sound like lo-fi gods inhabiting human form, Wesley Patrick Gonzales hitting high notes like a high-school spod told to square up to bullies by his mum.
The tension between those two poles-- refusing to grow up and yearning to move on-- is the emotional engine that drives the band and its impressively confident record.

Along with their humorously oddball lyrics, they write really hooky tunes and play the stuffing out of them.

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