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Wrong Creatures

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Wrong Creatures

Eighth studio album from the San Francisco garage rock trio

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  1. 8.2 |   Gig Soup

    It’s not easy being a BRMC fan as they’ve thrown their audience a fair few curveballs – from acoustic albums to the static noise, stoner drone sludge of “The Effects of 333”, but for “Wrong Creatures”, they’re back on safe territory
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  2. 8.0 |   music OMH

    After two decades and eight studio albums, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are still swinging and still, mostly, connecting. And that’s pretty damn good
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  3. 8.0 |   Q

    Long-term aficionados will enjoy the sinuous throb of King Of Bones. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   The Independent

    An album which surprised me by restoring my belief in certain dog-eared rock cliches, and it speaks volumes for BRMC’s enduring faith, too
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  5. 8.0 |   The FT

    Distorted riffs and outlaw sentiments offer a comforting response to a longing for rock ‘n’ roll
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  6. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Wrong Creatures scatter nearly great songs amongst forgettable ones
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  7. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Whatever happened to my rock'n'roll? Well, it's right here, right now and in (still) good health
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  8. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Encapsulates Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's career precisely, incorporating where they've been and the steady exploration of different stylistic aspects of rock music across eight albums
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  9. 7.0 |   All Music

    On Wrong Creatures, it's refreshing to hear a band so wrought with spiritual and emotional demons find their rock & roll grace and let it rip
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  10. 7.0 |   Uncut

    It's the dumb, heads-down rockers that show BRMC at their best. Print edition only

  11. 6.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    It isn’t Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at their peak, although it shows the three seasoned musicians doing a good job in their own field
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  12. 6.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Wrong Creatures has just enough of what made BRMC right, and a few tantalisingly brief flourishes to boot, but it's a balance that can only be struck for so long
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  13. 6.4 |   Paste Magazine

    Fans of BRMC, fans of bluesy psych rock and fans of anyone that’s still out there trying to do it with a guitar will love Wrong Creatures. For fans of rock music that jolts you awake and holds you by the throat, It’s just not gonna rock you like it used to.
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  14. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    ‘Wong Creatures’ is, in effect, a distillation of Black Rebel’s fundamental qualities and flaws. It’s deep in their bones – the brutally good and the terminally bad. It’s a battle that continues as they edge into their third decade together
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  15. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    BMRC remain, in essence, a conventional rock band drenched in eau de 1990 - it’s their signature scent and they wear it well
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  16. 6.0 |   NME

    It needs a little more ‘bite’, a few more musical highs and some lyrical depth to feel essential, but BRMC still have the songs to pull off a record that matters. They’re still doing it, and doing it well – there’s your rock’n’roll
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  17. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Another solid affair, from the Mary Chain menace of Spook to the slow-building guitar wig-out of standout Ninth Configuration
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  18. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    After all these years, their willingness to try new things is still intact, which is a good reason to not count them out completely just yet
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  19. 6.0 |   The Music

    These strutting, leather-clad San Franciscans just keep doing what they do so damn well
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  20. 5.8 |   Pitchfork

    BRMC’s eighth album continues to prop up the rock-historical establishment. It offers more of the same, but at least it’s more of the same in a fairly compelling way
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  21. 5.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Wrong Creatures doesn’t do much to challenge detractors
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  22. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    There are a lot of fine songs on display here, but they sadly don't amount to a whole hill of beans more than their influences
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  23. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    As predictable as a Status Quo set list
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  24. 3.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    If dated poses of coolness and Good Music are all you care for in rawk, then here’s another album for ya, just like all the other ones you consider cool
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