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Power Chords

Mike Krol

Power Chords

Fourth album of garage rock/pop from the LA-based multi-instrumentalist

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  1. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Mike Krol deserves far more recognition than he currently has. There’s a unique heart hidden deep with every album he creates, and Power Chords is no different. Open yourself up to the world of Krol
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Despite sounding like an album that could have just as easily come out in 2009 as 2019, it's a testament to the timelessness of Power Chords' sound rather than an indication of its tedium
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  3. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Mike Krol is a musician demonstrating a sincere sound built up with a punk backbone. These songs are all purposeful and in tune with what the genre stands for. Thank the stars there are still musicians championing such work
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  4. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Pledging allegiance to fuzz, this power-pop barrage squares off against heartache, disappointment, and sleepless nights—and survives
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  5. 7.5 |   Paste Magazine

    Power Chords is much more lyrically mature and musically adept than your average garage rock record, and its teenage sheen might urge you to fanatically scroll the lyrics on your notebook or bedroom wall of choice
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  6. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Tied down by his buzz saw vocals and shattered guitars, Power Chords finds an endless groove in 35 minutes or less
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  7. 7.0 |   All Music

    Maybe Krol isn't cool, but Power Chords shows he's fierce, fun, exciting, and real, and that always means more in the long run
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  8. 6.5 |   The 405

    Either someone broke Krol’s heart recently, or he’s taking notes from a composite of past romantic traumas. How much you get out of Power Chords might depend on your feelings about love and yourself
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  9. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    Fun, but also forgettable, Power Chords marks a not-so-bold transition for an artist who's on track to reinvent his sound
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