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Tough Baby

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Tough Baby

Second album from the Vancouver-based art-rock, post-punk multimedia collective

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  1. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    Tough Baby is dedicated to the idea that if you cut out the middleman and leave a group of people to their own devices – giving them uninhibited, creative freedom – it can yield profound results, and in the case of Crack Cloud, timely masterpieces rooted in hope rather than despair
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  2. 9.0 |   DIY

    Like watching a wound open, flowers growing out of it
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It's a dizzying array of vibrant innovation and determination to be counterintuitive. In the end, just like therapy, if you aren't fully present, you're only cheating yourself
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  4. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Tough Baby is Crack Cloud at their best. No closure, no sentiment, just raw truth
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  5. 7.4 |   Beats Per Minute

    This is a record that feels whole and woven with direction and intent. It may disappoint some who desire the disjointed immediacy of Pain Olympics, but don’t discount Tough Baby just because of its lack of single-worthy material. Give it time to allow its message of hope and empathy amidst disarray to take hold
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  6. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    This record is aggressively cathartic and sees this collective pushed to its limit. Alternative rock, pop and indie push their way to the front; once you get into the rhythm, get ready to be thrown into another whirlpool of sound
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  7. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    Recorded output can only serve as a taster for one of the greatest live bands in the world today
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  8. 7.0 |   Uncut

    It’s rarely coherent and not always pretty, but the most effective therapy rarely is. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   Crack

    Though the songs don’t feel quite as anthemic as on their debut, Tough Baby still feels palpably cathartic
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