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Ducks Ltd. on Bandcamp.

Rating: 3 out of 4.

On paper, I should love the new Ducks Ltd. album. I love the last album Modern Fiction; I voted for “Under the Rolling Moon” for that year’s Uproxx’s music critics poll. Weirdos who love melody. Right up my alley. The sensitive jangle guitars. The best. It sounds like the band recorded in a slightly better studio this time. Sweet. I’ve heard this band do this exact sound before. Many times before. Like, this is their whole thing. Which is not bad. No rules broken. Diminishing returns, that’s all. But I’ll take diminishing returns of my favorite guitar sound than the best version of shit music. “Hollowed Out” and this whole album and this whole band get an extra half-star if you’re new to Ducks Ltd.

-Brady Gerber

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