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Dead Uncles / The Credentials: Split Single [7-inch]Split Single [7-inch] (2011)
Reviewer Rating: 3
Contributed by: Rich27Rich27
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What you have here on this slab of vinyl are two bands, both intent on playing melodic, gruff punk—a sound that is extremely prevalent throughout the world of punk rock. Currently, it does seem that this genre is overrun with bands taking on the Jawbreaker/Hot Water Music sound and trying to make something out of it that stands above all other bands playing that same kind of music. Many more fail than actually manage to do something vaguely interesting, and my thoughts are that whereas we once went through a glut of bands aping the sound of Epitaph and Fat Wreck for a long period, we’re now hopefully nearing the end of bands wanting to sound like HWM and the like. I've said this for a while and will continue to do so whilst bands continue to play it safe and look to this formula. That’s not to say I don’t like the sound, but like most things, once popular, the "market" becomes saturated with homogeneous products which can lead to it dying off.
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