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The Coral

Nightfreak And The Sons Of Becker [EP]

Release Date: Jan 26, 2004

Genre(s): Indie, Rock

Record label: Deltasonic


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Album Review: Nightfreak And The Sons Of Becker [EP] by The Coral

Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Released less than half a year after Magic and Medicine, Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker is another eclectic and accomplished patchwork of tantalizing neo-psychedelia from the prolific lads the Coral. For this go-around, they spent a week recording a jammy bunch of tunes and carousing through a myriad of musical inspirations with studio wiz Ian Broudie manning the knobs. While such a scenario seems like it might lead to a bunch of demo-quality throwaways, these 11 songs are mostly potent and exhilarating.

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The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5

In 1975, Lou Reed faced a dilemma. His recent album Sally Can't Dance had been his biggest-selling ever. And yet there was a problem. Reed hated both the album and his burgeoning audience, or as he preferred to call them, "those fucking assholes". He came up with a remarkable solution: why not ….

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