Album Review of Morningwood by Morningwood.

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Morningwood by Morningwood

Release Date: Jan 10, 2006
Record label: Capitol
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative

50 Music Critic Score
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Morningwood - Mediocre, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 50
Based on rating 5/10

On their early EPs Morningwood only suggested the Pixies, since the songs were too anemic and trashy to really hit like that band's best material. It's a different story with the quartet's Capitol debut, where longtime Pixies producer Gil Norton amplifies the basslines and coed vocal dynamics in re-recorded versions of early MW tracks like "Take off Your Clothes" and "New York Girls." (The early "Jetsettermusicletter" is trimmed down to "Jetsetter" here, but still plays off of "Wave of Mutilation.") Norton gives the songs oomph, no doubt. But the fuller sound doesn't hide the sense that Morningwood is writing sexy catch phrases around rhythms that have been heard before.

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