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Album Review- The Drums - Abysmal Thoughts

By Nicola Roy (@circaslaves)

What was once a four-piece surf-rock outfit from New York, is now essentially a solo project from front-man Jonny Pierce – although what it lacks in former members, it more than makes up for in raw and gritty song-writing talent.  499 more words


NAA Review: The Drums - Abysmal Thoughts

Abysmal Thoughts

What sort of thoughts operate inside the mind of a recently divorced/separated, homosexual man in his mid-thirties who has been abandoned by his best friend, his band, and rejected by his family? 1,911 more words

Abysmal Thoughts

The Drums-Encyclopedia (2014)

My Rating: 92% (A)

Pitchfork Rating: 59%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: 61%

Average Rating: 71%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Magic Mountain
  2. I Can’t Pretend…
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Abysmal Thoughts. The Drums

The return of The Drums after 3 years is not the return of The Drums: all the original band members have quit and just remain only Jonny Pierce. 452 more words


The Drums Exist As Loudly As Possible On The Queer Breakup Album 'Abysmal Thoughts'

In the last decade, the discussion around and acceptance of the LGBT community in America has shifted momentously. You can see it in the words of former President Barack Obama, who had a change of heart on same-sex marriage while in office. 1,866 more words

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Ride  – Weather Diaries

Ride release their first album in over twenty years, ‘Weather Diaries’ on June 16th via Wichita Recordings.

Produced by legendary DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, … 2,569 more words