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Leo, Ted And The Pharmacists / Brutalist Bricks, The
Album:Brutalist Bricks, The Collection:General
Artist:Leo, Ted And The Pharmacists Added:03/2010
Label:Matador Records 

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Add Date:2010-04-11 Pull Date:2010-06-13 
Week Ending:13 Jun6 Jun30 May23 May16 May9 May2 May25 Apr
Airplays:42253542

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3.Fri, 16 Jul 10:Francis D
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6.Fri, 11 Jun 10:Uncle Steve
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Album Review
Andy S
Reviewed 2010-04-04 
Vigorous, hyper-intelligent punk/pop/rock from the veteran indie-rocker and his crew. More of a separation between the punk numbers and the pop rather than the blend we've seen on his earlier stuff, but he's adept at both. A few dud tracks, but they really go at it on the feistier ones. My picks: 9, 8, 1. FCC: 5 –Andy

**1 - Aggressive pop with Brit-punk strained vocals; two false endings at -0:33
2 - Dark and frustrated with murky guitars; striking, sparse post-choruses
3 - FCC: "fucked"; mid-tempo pop-rock, with Dirty-Projectors-quirky vocals
4 - Grabbing rock number with summery acoustic guitar
*5 - FCC: "shit"; fun punk romp that plays with the restraint switch
*6 - Kind of cheesy pop song pushed through a punk lens, to interesting effect; sappy hook repeated ad nauseam at the end
*7 - Classic rock gets the same cynical punk treatment, again effectively
**8 - Pure, unapologetic pop (hand-claps and all) in a funkily cool RHCP mode; Ted checks out the bottom of his range for once
**9 - Well-executed Ramones-style upbeat punk-rock
10 - Catchy, paced, optimistic rock number
11 - Grizzly-Bear-meets-Nick-Drake washed-out acoustic folkiness; totally weird coming from Leo, but nice; ~20 seconds of crickets at the end
12 - Frantic punk-pop with grabbing vocals and eclectic instrumentals; fades out around -1:00 and starts back up
*13 - Tempered rock with striking dynamic range; Green-Day-style vocal hooks, big guitar and simple solo

Track Listing
1.The Mighty Sparrow 7.Woke Up Near Chelsea
2.Mourning In America 8.One Polaroid A Day
3.Ativan Eyes 9.Where Was My Brain?
4.Even Heroes Have To Die 10.Bartolomeo And The Buzzing Of Bees
5.The Stick 11.Tuberculoids Arrive In Hop
6.Bottled In Cork 12.Gimme The Wire
 13.Last Days