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End of Daze

Dum Dum Girls

End of Daze

Five-track EP from the LA garage pop quartet led by Kristen "Dee Dee" Gundred

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  1. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    Dum Dum Girls have graduated from a class of reverb junkies to becoming potentially one of the most potent and distinct pop bands of our time. End of Daze is on a separate level of artistic creativity and economy
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  2. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    End of Daze is their best release. Much more than a stop-gap between LPs, it's succinct but irrefutable proof that this band's dynamite has a long fuse
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  3. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Cements Dum Dum Girls as a band that should be taken seriously and whose look has become the least interesting part about them
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  4. 8.0 |

    Concise, emotive and eminently listenable, End of Daze's musical progression bodes well for future releases from one of the more productive dream-pop bands on the scene
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  5. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    They may be lumped in with the recent girl group pop fad, but End of Daze proves that there is nothing common or ordinary about this band
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  6. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    No mere perfunctory stopgap, End of Daze sees the band further venturing into the beauteous bleakness with five distressing cuts
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  7. 7.5 |   Prefix

    Here is a band whose sound has matured without mouldering into Adult Alternative territory, and here is a lead singer who can write a killer hook, then deliver it with control and style
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  8. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    End Of Daze finds Gundred — and Dum Dum Girls — in a good place
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  9. 7.0 |   All Music

    It expands their sound, delves into some new sonic textures, and cements Dee Dee's place as one of the more interesting and expressive vocalists around
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  10. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Summarizes the band's strengths better than any of their work so far, while also highlighting how little this material gains from linear sequencing
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  11. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Although distant from the translucent bedroom recordings of debut I Will Be, the 18-minute EP marks a pivotal moment for Dum Dum Girls, extending far beyond the initial lo-fi confessions of Dee Dee Penny
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  12. 6.0 |   Blurt

    I'll bet by LP number three these ladies will be ready for the big leagues - and I'm as ready as anyone to hear it
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  13. 6.0 |   NME

    A solid collection of outtakes, rather than a full display of their songwriting muscle
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