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Third album of alt grunge rock from the Alicia Bognanno led Nashville-based four-piece produced by John Congleton (The War on Drugs, The Walkmen, St Vincent)

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  1. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Bully’s SUGAREGG can be vulnerable, but Bognanno’s latest collection of songs is built to last
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  2. 8.0 |   DIY

    Bully’s most compelling sound to date
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  3. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Roars of primal pain are spliced with honeyed crooning on Alicia Bognanno’s exciting solo album, a candid portrait of her bipolar diagnosis
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    Singer-songwriter Alicia Bognanno went through some serious stuff, parted ways with her bandmates and knocked out a killer third record
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  5. 8.0 |   Clash

    When push comes to shove, ‘SUGAREGG’ goes far to ease and maintain the cool in encountering happy sentiments and combine them with a fuck-it-all attitude. It is the blistering irresistibility of what is achieved at that point, which makes this record striking and inescapabl
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  6. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Reintroducing her band as a solo project, Alicia Bognanno follows the tried-and-true: sticky hooks, shoutalong lyrics, and walloping, caffeinated riffs
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  7. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s a product full of joy, not maddening, but genuinely uplifting and encouraging
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  8. 7.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    Bully are still pushing the painful narrative begun on Feels Like, and SUGAREGG is a continuation of those themes in a way that works powerfully for them
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  9. 7.2 |   Spectrum Culture

    Alicia Bognanno pushes forward, and if she doesn't always know what she wants, she'll figure it out as she goes
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  10. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    The majority of SUGAREGG is honest and cathartic, but certain songs fade together from time to time. In fact, some of the strongest songs here are the cleanest: take lead single Where to Start, which bristles along like a pop-rock tune with punk vocals
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  11. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The great Nineties-loving band’s latest is their most self-assured album yet.
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  12. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    The good news is that Bully are still loud and noisy on SUGAREGG. That's what makes them such a great live band. Alicia Bognanno explodes with energy
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  13. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Simply put, Bully knows how to make music for feeling young and utterly confused, sometimes hopeless, and ultimately, completely alive
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  14. 7.0 |   All Music

    With its protagonist in distress but getting over it, SUGAREGG is a cathartic work that contains Bognanno's strongest group of songs to this point
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  15. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Bully invited more collaboration on the recording of SUGAREGG to concentrate on the songs – and that relaxation of responsibility has paid dividends
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  16. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    SUGAREGG certainly isn’t the most groundbreaking record musically but Bully is certainly innovative in approach and original in delivery and listeners will find some edgy and cool post-punk to latch on to if they stick with it long enough
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