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Mr. Punch
4 stars I don't have a great deal to add to what's already been said so well, but I'd like to mention a few things I suppose. This is one of the best albums from The Church's wonderful and rewarding discography. I think one thing that immediately sets it apart from its preceding works are the subtle atmospherics. A fellow named William Bowden is credited with mastering the album and with radiotronics which basically means there's a lot of light static and radio-tweaking on many of the songs.

Anasthesia is a typically strong opening track and is one of their best songs. Other highlights are Louisiana with its great guitar sounds, appropriately titled Tranquility, Buffalo (probably my favorite song here), and the triumphant and lovely Glow-Worm.

If you can find a copy that comes with Bastard Universe I'd recommend getting it. It may not suit all tastes, but if you're in the mood for some slightly trippy jamming it's a nice bonus.

Mr. Punch | 4/5 |


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