Bass Drum of Death

Bass Drum of Death - Bass Drum of Death
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2013 Ratings: #509 / 953
User Score
Based on 19 ratings
June 25, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Innovative Leisure / Label
Garage Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

At a surface level, the album seems like more of the same kind of offerings found on GB City, but with more styles covered and improved songwriting, the album is a slight step up.

80
The Fly

There are nuances here that prove there’s more to BDOD than just three chords and a load of cheap beer. 

80
The 405

It's a fun LP, rife with wild garage cuts that would splendidly soundtrack the kind of parties that are so awesome they get busted by the po-po.

70
Consequence of Sound

While GB City felt fast and dirty like a fleeting glance with a stranger, Bass Drum of Death is a fully realized one night stand. 

70
musicOMH

The central problem with Bass Drum Of Death is the chronic lack of variation. 

70
Drowned in Sound

Just two years on from Barrett's debut record, Bass Drum of Death shows a definite creative expansion – and he shows no sign of losing his way with a hook.

65
The Line of Best Fit

It’s every bit as fun and energetic as GB City, and the chaotic live shows aren’t likely to see a change of pace any time soon, but there’s practically nothing in the way of progression here

60
PopMatters

Retro recording is overrated...Their songwriting is fantastic and the melodies are extremely catchy but overall It feels like a lack of effort – a cheap gimmick – especially when they’ve clearly got the chops to pull off something greater.

59
Pitchfork

When that Segall drawl pops up in these overlong Bass Drum of Death songs, it's an unfortunate reminder that these guys don't come close to their peers' seemingly effortless way with writing tight, exciting rock songs.

soundsnaive
68
pretty big step down from GB City unfortunately
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Track List

  1. I Wanna Be Forgotten
  2. Fine Lies
  3. Shattered Me
  4. Such A Bore
  5. No Demons
  6. Bad Reputation
  7. Faces of The Wind
  8. Crawling After You
  9. White Fright
  10. Way Out
  11. (You’ll Never Be) So Wrong
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Added on: May 15, 2013