Damaged Bug-Hubba Bubba (2014)

My Rating: 71% (C++)

Pitchfork Rating: 68%

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: 63%

Average Rating: 67%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Gloves For Garbage
  2. Rope Burn
  3. Eggs At Night
  4. SS Cassidinea
  5. Catastrophopbia
  6. Hubba Bubba
  7. Sic Bay Surprise
  8. Photograph
  9. Hot Swells
  10. 1-2 An Airplane
  11. Metal Hand
  12. Wasteland

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:

In the mood to take a psychedelic ride through space.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Yeah it’s really solid, lots to stare at and it’s psychedelic looking like the music.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Yep anything from this label I almost am always gonna want on vinyl.

Final Thoughts:

Jon Dwyer is slowly becoming one of my favourite contemporary artists, with his projects Thee Oh Sees, Coach Whips, and Damaged Bug, there is so much to sink your teeth into. Damaged Bug goes heavier on the lo-fi electronic sound. Giving you muffled vocals and 80’s sound effects that can be both danceable and mellow. Hubba Bubba offers a wide scope of sound that’s sure to keep psychedelic fiends entertained, but is not all too accessible to others not familiar to the genre.

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Damaged Bug-Bunker Funk (2017)

My Rating: 64% (C)

Pitchfork Rating: N/A

Rolling Stone Rating: N/A

Metacritic Rating: 78%

Average Rating: 71%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Structure Image Approach
  2. Bog Dash
  3. The Cryptologist
  4. Slay The Priest
  5. Ugly Gamma
  6. Rick’s Jummy
  7. Gimme Tamanthum
  8. No One Notice The Fly
  9. Bunker Funk
  10. Mood Slime
  11. Liquid Desert
  12. Heavy Cathedral
  13. Unmanned Scanner
  14. The Night Shopper

Favourite Song on Album:


Listen to This Album When You’re:

Want a lighter version of Thee Oh Sees. Looking for psychedelic but a little less heavy.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

Typical punk cover, I usually like Dwyer’s more gross out/odd album covers that are nice and colourful, but this one is just okay.

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

I do 🙂 Haven’t listened to it yet.

Final Thoughts:

John Dwyer is a mad scientist who’s lost his mind and is making incredible music, anything he puts his name behind I’m on board. Not my favourite of his work, but far from being considered bad.

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