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99th Dream

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99th Dream

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B

On 99th Dream, their first U.S. release in five (!) years, England’s Swervedriver downplay their one-time penchant for full-on six-string massacres, opting instead for a subtler sound built on layers of acoustic/ electric jangle and fuzz. The sheer heaviness of the old Swervies is much missed, but even on cruise control the band has a singular intensity, not to mention a sharp sense of songcraft. Is it time for a dream-pop revival yet? B