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    Repulski, Graham – “Success Racist” – [Self Released]

    It used to be I tried to sneak one of Robert Pollard’s
    empty beer bottles to find the lyrics printed at the
    bottom, but Mr. “Repulski” went one better, collected
    some DNA samples and with some gene therapy and king
    dice found the same magic. Book-worm wordplay? Check!
    An undeniable ear for the pop hook? Check! An almost
    British sensibility in sound? Check! Amps distoring
    to the point of fuse suicide? Check! Short songs that
    stick in your head a long time? Check! You used to hear
    about people crawling into a suitcase to travel the
    world, but they all died harrowing and suffocating
    deaths. Emerging from the GBV suitcase, “Repulski”
    has a strong heartbeat and plenty of wind in his
    lung pipes. Even a child comes along, and he, can we
    call him Drew maybe (I couldn’t quite listen to the
    whole Flab interview), keeps up the dirty tasty pop
    without missing a beat. I think his kid even appears
    here on “White Soul Composition” uttering a simple “Stop”
    at the outset. Welcome to the battle of wills, Dad! Me,
    I want to set up playdates with your ditties and GBV
    songbook shots, the excellent “Former Certainties Ending
    In Doubt” meet “Cyclops” and so forth. I liked a lot of
    the earlier Repulskities, but this album is chock
    full of triumph. And Todd Tobias again along for the
    ride.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on August 15, 2015 at 12:46 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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