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4.0 out of 5 stars

on 19 May 2011
Ho hum, I thought James Murphy was really onto something when he signed Shocking Pinks to DFA, but judging by the current price of their LP online, I'm guessing it tanked? Such a shame, not only does it succinctly channel the amazing music of New Zealand's 1990s Dunedin scene (Shocking Pinks hailing from sunny Christchurch, NZ) into a contemporary "indie" environ, it's also approximately 200 times better than anything the NME/Artrocker were foaming at the mouth about at the time...

Anyway, this eponymous European CD was/is essentially a compilation of the Shocking PInk's NZ catalogue so far (originally released by Flying Nun) & is a curious, enjoyable meld of classic Kiwi acts like The Clean & The Verlaines with the keynote l90s American slacker sound of bands like (early) Pavement. It's no masterpiece, but still runs wonkily melodic rings around anything Pitchfork is likely to be raving about this week. Buybuybuy.
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