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Frodus - Soundlab 1 [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

Frodus

Frodus: Soundlab 1 [7-inch]Soundlab 1 [7-inch] (2010)
Lovitt Records

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Contributed by: FuzzyJustin
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Frodus has returned. Sound the alarms. Frodus has returned complete with their anti-establishment mega-conglomerate schtick and it has at least one aging hipster stoked. "Too Big a Lie" has an amazing driving rhythm line that would not have sounded out of place on a Q and Not U album and screa.
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Frodus has returned.

Sound the alarms.

Frodus has returned complete with their anti-establishment mega-conglomerate schtick and it has at least one aging hipster stoked. "Too Big a Lie" has an amazing driving rhythm line that would not have sounded out of place on a Q and Not U album and screams that bring you straight back to early Fugazi hardcore. "Pathless Land" is more speedy hardcore with constant gang shouts and a nice call-and-response between Shelby Cinca and Jason Hamacher. Simply put, the track is fantastic. The final track is a re-recording of their "Feelgood Song of the Year" (here renamed to "Feelgood Song of the Decade"). It's surprising that this song was originally written in 1995 and released in 1996. It sounds vital and fresh--a testament to how far ahead of their time the FCI was.

While Frodus often seemed to drown themselves in a bit too much of the "Frodus Conglomerate International" schtick, they always made great music and that's no exception here. I cannot wait to hear what they have up their sleeves next.

 

 
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devianter (April 20, 2011)

this is soooo good

blanktapesemptybottles (November 21, 2010)

wish I knew about it in time to get the colored copy

foldskool (November 19, 2010)

It's not schtick. it's the truth

the_ken_chin_imposter (November 19, 2010)

Your review screams 4 to 4.5 stars. This deserves way more than 3.

wyzo (November 19, 2010)

The only record I remember actually spending money on and purchasing with real monies in the last 2 years (i guess i have propagandhi's last album on vinyl).

Super good. Thought I was going to need low expectations, but no, it rocks, all 3 tracks. Old people rejoice. Adults are making kickass music again!

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