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Too Tough to Live

Dan Sartain

Too Tough to Live

Speed pop, lo-fi punk and fuzzy new wave on the 6th album from the Alabama retro rocker

ADM rating[?]

7.1

Label
One Little Indian
UK Release date
30/01/2012
US Release date
07/02/2012
  1. 10.0 |   God Is In The TV

    he ghosts of The Ramones are never far away in this record; indeed Johnny and Dee Dee appear to be looking over Dan’s shoulder most of the time checking to see if he’s got it just right. And he surely has
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  2. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    He’s looked back on the history of the genre and, with the brevity of Wire and the speed of Buzzcocks, made one of the punchiest and best punk records of recent times
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    In reducing his music to the more base elements and adopting a new style, Sartain has played a risky hand but come up trumps
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  4. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    The perfect antidote to the bloated, anodyne conveyor belt of modern day pop-punk
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  5. 8.0 |   The Scotsman

    Too Tough To Live is the album for those who dig The Ramones but find their songs a bit too meandering and needlessly complicated
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  6. 7.5 |   BBC

    Effervescent bursts of Ramones-inspired punk
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  7. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Remains true to the spirit of punk by not worrying too much about who or what it offends
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  8. 7.0 |   music OMH

    This is an album which precisely and concisely achieves everything that it sets out to. It is minus fat, pretence and extraneous bullshit. Something that is both rare and kind of great
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  9. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    In upping the pace Sartain has eschewed the variety and depth of his earlier songs and although this rapid material might be more exhilarating in a live environment it is not aided by the tinny basslessness of the recording
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  10. 6.0 |   The 405

    He’s created an authentic punk album that pays perfect homage to the time - the only quibble is that it’s too faithful to that sound
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  11. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Repositions him from artful garage/rockabilly saviour, to one-man Johnny-Joey-Dee Dee. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   NME

    Sort of makes you want to wear shades indoors. But is that enough?
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  13. 6.0 |   Q

    Rock'n'roll throwback goes punk. Print edition only

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