Stumpwork (studio album) by Dry Cleaning
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Stumpwork is ranked 2nd best out of 5 albums by Dry Cleaning on BestEverAlbums.com.
The best album by Dry Cleaning is New Long Leg which is ranked number 2913 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 528.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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Unpopular opinion, ultimately this ones a bit of a snooze feast (cue down votes )
Album Rating: 73.09
Dog sledge people lose their way slightly at the back end.
1.Anna Calls From The Arctic. 90
2.Kwenchy Kups. 73
3.Gary Ashby. 72
4.Driver's Story. 72
5.Hot Penny Day. 76.
7.No Decent Shoes For Rain. 73
8.Don't Press Me. 72
9.Conservative Hell. 72
10.Liberty Log. 68
Thew deapan vocal style may not be everyone's cup of tea but I like it and this album gets better with each listen
'Stumpwork', although not being quite as immediate as their debut effort, punches among a fine pantheon of records from UK post-rock bands this year such as Wet Leg, Yard Act and Porridge Radio.
Stumpwork sees Dry Cleaning cleaning up their act – all the grit from their post-punk debut is pretty much gone. As much as I too wanna go see the otters and the water caterpillars, this subdued, instrumentally eclectic follow-up doesn't hold my attention. It lacks the visceral insistence on its being heard that New Long Leg had. Florence's grift of Sue Tompkins sounds even more obvious too. That having been said, there are plenty of redeeming qualities about Stumpwork: some of the songs are genuinely fun, albeit more in a conceptual than affective way. The single "Don't Press Me", while lacking development – the song structurally could built a bit better, and the mid-section guitar solo is just pathetic, truly – still sounds immediate and musically alive. Meanwhile, "Kwenchy Kups" is a lovely listen, but not a 2nd in the tracklisting fun, and begs the question of whether Shaw's deliberately flat timbre works (part of me imagines what Tompkins would do with the song), and "Icebergs" is actively weird in a good way; the only time that the disgusting chorus drenched guitars found across the album justify themselves sounding so meek.
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