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9th & Walnut


9th & Walnut

Eighth album from the Californian punk rock quartet formed in 1977 contains eighteen songs written by the band between 1977 and 1980 but never released before

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  1. 8.0 |   Punk News

    9th & Walnut, named affectionately after one of their very first rehearsal spaces in Long Beach, is a cool release, and a must have for any long term fan of the Descendents and their legacy. Much recommend
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    While 9th & Walnut ranks among Descendents' best work, circumstances have made it more of a capsule in time than a harbinger of future classics from the band
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  3. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    The highlights here are plenty, from the single “Like the Way I Know” to re-recorded, more punk-sounding versions of “It’s a Hectic World” and “Ride the Wild,” along with the album-closing cover of Dave Clark Five’s “Glad All Over”
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  4. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    The veteran California band reconstructs some of its earliest material for an unusual sort of lost album that captures an ephemeral moment in punk history
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  5. 7.0 |   XS Noize

    9th & Walnut will give Descendents fans what they have come to expect from the band. It would probably be best for newcomers to start with Milo Goes to College, or I Don’t Want to Grow Up and then work your way up to here
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  6. 6.9 |   Northern Transmissions

    Even while parts of 9th & Walnut still pang with the more complicated aspects of Descendents’ history, hearing these lost songs is nevertheless a triumph in and of itself
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  7. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Inevitably, the album doesn’t have the same spark of the Descendents at their best. But the real surprise is that it works better than it has any right to
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  8. 6.0 |   Kerrang!

    At no point is it bad, and sometimes it’s rather good, but nothing here is particularly essential. The Descendents’ truly great work would come later, and be released earlier
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  9. 6.0 |   All Music

    A journey into the past, with all the good and bad that phrase implies
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