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Dusty Notes

Meat Puppets

Dusty Notes

Album number 15 from the Phoenix-based alt-rock stalwarts

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  1. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    You can almost see some of their flock leaping to their phones or keyboards, ready to split hairs to bring you news of how Dusty Notes doesn't measure up to Up on the Sun. Feel free to ignore the skepticism and pessimism
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  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Meat Puppet fans can rest assured that Dusty Notes is a bona fide treat to match Bob Mould’s Sunshine Rock in the renaissance stakes
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  3. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    Mirrors the Kirkwood brothers’ ethos: earthy and out of time, casual and familiar, and wholly at ease with itself
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  4. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Full of the weird, comforting beauty of their finest work
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  5. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Finds Meat Puppets more grounded than ever
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  6. 7.0 |   Uncut

    It's impressive the way the trio can seamlessly slip back into the Dead-like country-psych sound that defined the best of their '80s/'90s output. Print edition only

  7. 7.0 |   All Music

    The sound isn't a throwback to their first (or second) great era so much as it reflects the best qualities of their more mature work
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  8. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    These particular songs exemplify what the Meat Puppets, at their best, have always been about
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  9. 6.0 |   Mojo

    An endearingly dog-eared weirdness to their idiosyncratic country rock, a charm to their off-kilter harmonies and a mystery within Curt's songwriting that ensures Dusty Notes is craftmanlike, rather than workmanlike. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   Clash

    Somewhere along the way the Kirkwood brothers lost the ramshackle charm that made them everyone’s favourite musician’s favourite musician. These might be the same people who recorded ‘Huevos’ and ‘II’, but they aren’t the same band
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