Strike A Match

Sacred Paws - Strike A Match
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2017 Ratings: #194 / 717
User Score
Based on 40 ratings
2017 Ratings: #280
January 27, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Skinny
Dependent on its rich texture and brought to life by the depth of the duo’s musicianship, this is an intriguing and deeply satisfying debut.
80
Clash
Debut album ‘Strike A Match’ is the grandest document from Sacred Paws yet, their most confident, outward, lucid, engaging statement in a slim catalogue that already seems to revel in and exemplify such adjectives.
80
musicOMH
Sacred Paws strike a match by igniting the themes and musicality of their record, and the result is hugely satisfying. There is something ballsy and defiant in the simplicity of the duo’s approach and directness. No doubt this masks the craft inherent in these tunes, but it’s full of messy, complicated joy.
80
AllMusic

Strike a Match is a brilliant debut album with a solid emotional core that gives the instantly memorable songs gravity and keeps them from lifting off and floating away, instead anchoring them deep in listeners' hearts and minds.

80
GIGsoup

Each track is soaked in the excitement and inventive spirit that defines every garage and bedroom jam session, only grown up, refined and technically astounding.

77
Pitchfork

The debut of guitarist Rachel Aggs and drummer Eilidh Rogers is unconventionally well-formed. Their tightly-wound art punk unspools their anxiety and turns it into something worth celebrating.

70
Loud and Quiet
‘Strike a Match’ succeeds in its vibrancy and genre defiance, but there is a feeling Sacred Paws still have a lot more to give.
70
God Is in the TV

Sacred Paws want you to smile until your sacred jaws hurt, and with gems like the early eighties influenced ‘Wet Graffiti‘ amongst their canon, you’ll be hard pushed to stop them.

CheapandLethal
75
Decent
87
There's a wonderful blend of thoughts and ideas here, taking the best of Vampire Weekend or even Hippo Campus and boiling it down to just the most fun moments, then sprinkling in influences from a much broader variety of influences, from the Sleater Kinney comparisons to aspects and some of the energy of older Post Punk. Overall, I really really like this album, and look forward to what Sacred Paws put out next.
plowo
74
Favs: Nothing, Everyday, Stars and Getting Old.
imimesis
87
This album is woefully underrated. OK, the Sleater-Kinney comparison is accurate, but certainly not insulting. They've taken the two electric guitar duet thing and filtered it through Vampire Weekend & South African pop-rock stylings for something truly wonderful and groovy.
Rob_StA
87
Favorite Songs:
*Nothing
*Rest
*Everyday
*Empty Body
*Wet Graffiti
*Getting Old
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END OF YEAR LISTS

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Track List

  1. Nothing
  2. Rest
  3. Everyday
  4. Empty Body
  5. Wet Graffiti
  6. Strike a Match
  7. Stars
  8. Ride
  9. Voice
  10. Getting Old
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