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Smile

Posted on

SMiLE

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Brian Wilson
Producers:
Nonesuch

We gave it a B

Noisy guitar distortion is often a mask for artistic ineptitude, but this London quartet uses its fuzzboxes, feedback, and wah-wah to create gusts of tuneful rock & roll excitement. Ride’s debut, Smile, wraps eight delicate pop songs in a chaotic storm, daring listeners to weather the onslaught and enjoy their charm. B