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Nursing Home CD

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“4 stars – a focused pop punk sensibility...delightful deadpan cynicism” – Sunday Times Culture

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  • Audio CD (16 May 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Full Time Hobby
  • ASIN: B004V5N9G2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,442 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4. Bad Mammaries
5. Dear John
6. For My Mother
7. I'm So Lazy
8. There's a Rockstar in My Room
9. I Forgot
10. I Am Useful
11. I Will Not Give In
12. Getting Rest

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BBC Review

North London trio Let’s Wrestle have been with us since 2007 when, as precocious teens, they unveiled their smart-yet-indolent take on classic underground rock disenfranchisement – The Fall meets Buzzcocks in 21st century suburbia, effectively – immediately gaining favour with scenesters like Art Brut’s Eddie Argos and landing them a deal with bijou indie imprint, Stolen. 2009’s sparky, cheekily titled In the Court of The Wrestling Let’s album debut followed, winning universally positive notices and establishing frontman Wesley Patrick Gonzalez as a wry, singular wordsmith, mature beyond his still tender years.

Recorded in Illinois with bespectacled grunge doyen Steve Albini at the controls, this sophomore outing is understandably crunchier than its predecessor. Once again p*** and vinegar guitar thrash meets bubblegum pop, but this time the melodies are more consistently nagging and Gonzalez’s lyrics broader in scope, dissecting the travails and tragedies of quotidian life with a disarming candour, sporadically etched with genuine gallows wit.

Granted, the band is still ingénue enough to wear some of its influences rather too loudly on its sleeve (the formidably catchy I’m So Lazy mines prime Dinosaur Jr., while I Forgot could be The Lemonheads covering Buzzcocks), but there’s innovation and originality aplenty, too. Piano-propelled, post-divorce paean I Am Useful offers a typically affecting gear change, its classic pop chord progressions and aching, emaciated Bert Weedon-esque guitar solo framing mordant, acutely human observations ("I’ve got all your stuff in parcels by the door / But I don’t have a wife any more… I’m going to put an English face on this…") – more Philip Larkin than Mark E. Smith.

Yo La Tengo-like maternal tribute For My Mother, meanwhile, manages to sound both heartfelt and unsentimental – a fiendishly difficult trick to pull off – while the almost countryish Getting Rest eschews the full band thump entirely in favour of acoustic guitar, cinema organ and keening harmonies; an English Fleet Foxes on a budget. It, like much of this fine and not at all ‘difficult’ second album, is undeniably impressive, but it leaves you with the ineffable impression that the best of Wes Gonzalez is yet to come.

--David Sheppard

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Avaftw on 8 Mar. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Certain bands seem rather fine not making any grand statements about the world, instead choosing to stay humble in their music. Appreciate the simpler things in life. Things like video-games, suburban life, dinner with your mother and over-analyzing your dreams.

Let's Wrestle sing about all these things in their latest album, making it a highly relate-able experience for me from the get-go. They're a lo-fi indie rock trio who thought of asking Steve Albini to produce their album, which means the guitars are crunchy, and the rhythm section is crystal-clear and distinguishable in the mix. It's a sound that fits the band's personality perfectly, a sort of laziness mixed with sheer lust for life + a lot of humorous lyrics thrown in for good measure! Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Hughes on 1 May 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is ideal jumping on your bed feeling silly music, which tackles the smaller issues in life... So many bands lose something when they start trying too hard to be funny, Let's Wrestle get it spot on. Furthermore, the humour doesn't seem to fade after multiple listens. Corking album; understated, but always fun..
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Let's Wrestle=Let's Listen! 14 Dec. 2011
By Christopher B. Pederson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Very excited about this group of songs. This is a band that knows how to have fun! I'm very excited about what they'll be doing in the future. Thank you for turning me on to Let's Wrestle. The condition is perfect, and the receiving time prompt.
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