Hung up on The Coathangers

 

Sophomore
album
Scramble might
result in mixed message.

 

By Nancy Dunham

 

 

In critics’ school they teach us music journalist
types that we understand tunes better than anyone else, even the artists that
create them. But what to do when critics offer contrasting views? That’s a
quandary even the critic school overlords often can’t reconcile.

 

Consider The Coathangers, who played nine shows at
SXSW and have just released their second album Scramble. We posted the “Stop Stomp Stompin'” video and told you
about the album and why we liked it a lot (but maybe didn’t love it unconditionally…): Blurt.

 

Fader also
posted the “Stop Stomp Stompin'” video debut Video with a short, yet positive,
description and links to download the tune.

 

Yet
Paste reports the sophomore disc
isn’t quite the caliber they expected from these grunge angels: Paste .

 

The
solution? You! Put on your critic’s hat, play the video or tune, and let us
know what you think. If you wanna graduate, you gotta tell it like you hear it.

 

To
borrow a quote from Juan Thompson — the son of Gonzo Journalist/ultimate
critic Hunter Thompson — in response to reviews of his father’s work:

“You
will have to make up your own mind. He certainly did.”

 

 

 

 

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