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Brain Candy

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Brain Candy

Third album from Australian surf-rock duo Zach Stephenson and Billy Fleming

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  1. 8.0 |   NME

    The band trust their instincts and experiment on their third album
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  2. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A perfect treat for the existential sweet tooth
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  3. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    While Brain Candy does lose creative steam towards the back end, there's still plenty here on offer for those looking for a reprieve from the oppressive reality of day-to-day life in 2020
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  4. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    As a band that named themselves after a video game that Bart and Milhouse play on The Simpsons, there is a genuine eagerness, a casual goofiness, and some unruly energy that makes the band all the more endearing. They’re just two dudes making music. And you know what? It kind of rules
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  5. 6.3 |   Spectrum Culture

    Hockey Dad sees the band improved as musicians; they've grown up a little, and they know enough to not wander too far
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  6. 6.0 |   Gigwise

    Ultimately, it’s the structure of the album that is the biggest disappointment, fizzling out within five tracks and losing a lot of the rowdy energy it had so excellently managed to hold
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  7. 6.0 |   The Music

    On Brain Candy they sound like two men beginning to process this fact - and in doing so they’re gradually starting to explore a new side of themselves
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