California X

California X - California X
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2013 Ratings: #70 / 953
User Score
Based on 63 ratings
2013 Ratings: #252
January 15, 2013 / Release Date
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Don Giovanni / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Fly

‘California X’ is reminiscent of J. Mascis and co in full lank-haired fuzz. It might be as modern as loincloth, but ‘California X’ is surely a future classic.

84
Beats Per Minute

California X’s self-titled first toe-dip into the indie-rock hot springs pulls off that magical feat of sounding like all those bands you love while still coming off fresh and original

80
Consequence of Sound

The electric camaraderie, chrome riffs, and crisp production make for a record that not only kicks, but shows how fun it can be to make music with your friends.

80
No Ripcord

California X sound rather placeless, and not necessarily like a band that simply missed the boat for the late ‘80s underground scene. 

80
Exclaim!
Playing up their influences without becoming trapped by them, California X deliver a fantastic debut that matches its raw physicality with hooks that won't quit.
78
Pitchfork

Mostly, though, California X just goes, roaring through one deafening, full-tilt tune, stopping briefly to catch its breath, then tearing into the next.

50
Boring and generic 90s leftovers.
CheapandLethal
90
Superb
NR
it sounds like a nostalgia from the 90's!
a bit like mudhoney with stone ronses vocals
FinalLifeline
72
California X feels like it's over too soon, and I almost thought I had missed something. Or are the songs just blase enough that my mind shut them out? In the end, I found CX to be a good album, although I know I'm going to have to listen to it again if I really want to catch hold of it.
86
California X is an album that I feel I’ll come back to all year long, which to me, speaks volumes. A lot of acclaimed releases – often from the “critics’ bands” – don’t supply this level of pure listening enjoyment. Yeah, you’ll get other great things. But sometimes all I want to do is rock out in a simpler world, and California X can more than satisfy that desire.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#33/The Fly

Track List

  1. Sucker
  2. Curse Of The Nightmare
  3. Pond Rot
  4. Hot Hed
  5. Spider X
  6. Lemmy's World
  7. Spirit World
  8. Mummy
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