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Statehood: Lies and RhetoricLies and Rhetoric (2007)
Reviewer Rating: 4
Contributed by: canaandrumzzcanaandrumzz
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Washington DC’s Statehood, made up of ex-members of Dismemberment Plan, have crafted a stellar debut that pays homage and further expands the stark indie rock and post-punk vision set by otherpopular DC bands that have also called the USA’s capital city home, whether it's by creating urgent and emotive sing-along choruses (“A Story’s End"), fierce and frantic post-punk chaos (“Giants”) or tight and funky grooves anchored by an impressive rhythm section (“Save Yourself”) -- and all of this is just contained within the first three songs.
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