Ten Kens

Album Review of Ten Kens by Ten Kens.

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Ten Kens

Ten Kens

Ten Kens by Ten Kens

Release Date: Sep 23, 2008
Record label: Fat Cat
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Pop

90 Music Critic Score
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Ten Kens - Excellent, Based on 1 Critics

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Based on rating 9/10
90

Twenty years ago, a little band known simply as The Pixies put out an album entitled, Surfer Rosa. Surfer Rosa, as history would tell, played precursor to what would inevitably become an awakening of sorts, a movement that would bring “alternative” music to the ears of many. Surfer Rosa would also inspire another little album: Nevermind by Nirvana.As we hurtle at breakneck speeds toward the end of our no-longer-new millennial decade, Ten Kens, Canadian alt-rock quartet, bring us full circle with their self-titled debut album and pick up where Surfer Rosa left off, constructing groove-heavy alterna-pop tunes that owe more to artistic merit and song craft than flavor-of-the-month bandwagon schmoozing.

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