SONGS FROM SAN MATEO COUNTY

Album Review of SONGS FROM SAN MATEO COUNTY by Tony Molina.

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SONGS FROM SAN MATEO COUNTY

Tony Molina

Release Date: Jul 19, 2019
Record label: Smoking Room
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Noise Pop

80 Music Critic Score
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SONGS FROM SAN MATEO COUNTY - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Though he first broke through to a larger audience with his 2014 album Dissed and Dismissed, Tony Molina had already been making similarly noisy and weird pop records for a long time as a member of Ovens and Violent Change, to name just two bands. SONGS FROM SAN MATEO COUNTY is a collection of unreleased tracks recorded over the previous decade, some when he was recording as Ovens, some while he was a member of Violent Change, and some as a solo act, both pre- and post-Dismissed. For the most part, it forgoes the gentle, acoustic side of his approach in favor of the kind of blown-out power pop he made his name on.

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