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on 13 December 2013
Saw the Strypes live a few months ago in London. I think they're a better live band than they sound on recording, especially the vocals. But this is still really fun and refreshingly energetic - perhaps because they're so young, these guys seem to love making music. Particular highlights include Blue Collar Jane, What a Shame, Can't Judge a Book By the Cover, Hometown Girls and (something quite different, and a lot slower) Angel Eyes
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on 12 June 2015
After Drenge came The Strypes - this may not be chronologically correct but it is the order I came across both of these youthful outfits. The fact that bands like Arctic Monkies and Foo Fighters are putting The Strypes up as the opening act says a lot. The songwritng and performance on this CD is a just reflection of the early age at which the band members picked up guitars and began to perform. The enjoyment and exuberance is all still there and it drives through track after track. See them live - it is even more intense.
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on 19 April 2014
These lads are raw youthful rock n roll! It's amazing how well they capture the 60's Yardbirds and the 'pub rock band' sound. And they're so young! That they are producing this level of quality at this age really makes me excited for what they will follow it up with.

The whole album feels relentlessly LIVE and you're only reminded it's not live when the live tracks come on at the end.

Their version of Rollin' and Tumblin' is as unique as any other I have heard, including Jeff Beck's. Incredible! They do it complete justice live too.

Gold.
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on 4 March 2018
What a fantastic album they supported paul weller and had to get the albums what an energetic rock n roll albim this is from very young and very talented band a must buy
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on 7 November 2013
really top debut album. there have been lots of great albums released this year - both comebacks and debuts - and this is among the best. a few song of their EPs ("hometown girls", "what the people don't see" and their cover of "you can't judge a book by looking at the cover"). the singer is really top too and the guitar sounds are much richer than on their EPs with great riffs and solos. good band - i hope they do well
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on 10 December 2017
OK FOR A BUNCH OF 16 YEAR OLDS
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on 20 July 2015
Feelgoods for the new age. Guitar player better than Wilko (I know, blasphemous!) but will never be as influential. Rocking little outfit. Really good album.
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on 10 February 2015
High energy rock at it's best. With more than a passing resemblance to Dr Feelgood and a nod to Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, this album gives rock blues a contemporary twist.
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on 14 January 2018
Awwwwsssssssooommme cheers .
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on 14 December 2013
A lot of potential with these guys.
I particularly liked the oldies 'I can tell' and 'can't judge a book etc'.
Angel Eyes was very good too.
I'll look out for the follow up album.
ATB Geoff
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