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A Place to Bury Strangers gives plenty to 'Worship'

By AJ Ramirez, Pop Matters

Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012


A Place to Bury Strangers


(Dead Oceans)

Grade: B-

Brooklyn's loudest band is still strip mining Jesus and Mary Chain's Psychocandy and '80s goth for inspiration. It's actually kind of fun. Being so dedicated to noise pop as a concept, the band isn't about to throw its fan base stylistic curveballs on the fittingly titled Worship, its third album. As always, there's plenty of blown-out, overdriven guitar mayhem to make your next-door neighbors utterly loathe you once you hit the "play" button. But while Worship once again wears the same influences transparently and unrepentantly on its sleeve, it somehow (barely) manages to get away with it.


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