Two words: Blown away. This baby was recorded three years ago and sounds like it could have been recorded thirteen years ago or three years from now. Shanghai, China’s Muscle Snog weave a compelling blend of avant-garde noise, Sonic Youth meets Jesus And Mary Chain punk with a penchant for some lovely pop hooks, to boot. The disc ends with a cover of The Beatles “A Day in the Life” that I could have lived without, but otherwise totally recommended.
–Garrett Barnwell (Tenzenmen)