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The True Story of Bananagun

Bananagun

The True Story of Bananagun

Debut full-length album from the Melbourne-based psych-rock five-piece

ADM rating[?]

7.6

Label
Full Time Hobby
UK Release date
26/06/2020
US Release date
26/06/2020
  1. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The group's relentless energy oozes out of each and every song. From the ’60s psychedelic bop of ‘Bang of the Bongs’ through to ‘Taking the Present for Granted’ you’re taken away from reality and sent hurdling into the fun zone
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  2. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Even when they're singing about the horrors of nuclear holocaust - as they do on the Hendrix-ish "Mushroom Bomb" - they can't help but sound quite addictively cheerful. Print edition only

  3. 8.1 |   Beats Per Minute

    As exciting and addictive as debut albums come, appropriately soundtracking a much-needed hope in the future of the genre while brightening up early summer in the northern hemisphere
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    From the starting gate to the finish line, The True Story of Bananagun is a genuine work of delight to listen to in all of its funky, jazzy, psyched-out glory
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  5. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    The True Story of Bananagun slowly creeps into your blood. It’s accessible and fun, so the first listens are easy. But as you listen more, you begin to appreciate the different grooves, between songs, but also within them. It’s an album that’s tough to categorize which is what makes it enjoyable
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  6. 8.0 |   Clash

    Vivid, colourful, and distinct, 21st century ennui has scarcely sounded so intoxicating
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    The Melbourne outfit's vibrant debut LP offers an eject button from these worrying times
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  8. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This is a warming, rewarding album that grows with each listen, blossoming and unfurling in front of you. If you can get past the intensity, and see through to the glowing heart at the centre of this record, it’ll keep you coming back again and again
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  9. 7.0 |   All Music

    Like so many 21st century psych-inspired bands, Bananagun lean awfully heavily into their love of a very specific era, but they've nonetheless made an exceedingly fun record with plenty of craft behind it
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  10. 6.0 |   The FT

    The ’70s-inspired music is heavily armed but the lyrics are soft fruit
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