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Wussy

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Little Paper Birds
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Gone Missing
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Happiness Bleeds
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Muscle Cars
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Scream & Scream Again
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All The Bugs Are Growing
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Dreadful Sorry
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Magic Words
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This Will Not End Well
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Maglite
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Death By Misadventure
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Las Vegas
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 42:13

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Great...

donato

This is the follow-up to their EP, Rigor Mortis which was released early this year and it is an excellent continuation to that. I found many songs that I like on this release and each one is as good as the next. Some of my favs are Happiness Bleeds, Muscle Cars, Scream & Scream Again, This Will Not End Well, and Maglite (which has to be my absolute favorite on the album). The style of the songs along with the vocals of Chuck Cleaver are very reminiscent of the Ass Ponys which was another one of my favorite local bands.

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Should be indie rock heroes...what gives?

uphoria6

For three straight albums Wussy has delivered the finest indie-rock. Spend some credits and get them all. Their latest may be their best. A perfect song cycle detailing the give and take of desparate people in love and pain. Sounds depressing doesn't it? Well it's not because the music is so damn uplifting. Hooks and riffs galore lift the songs into the clouds while the lyrics keep everything grounded. co-singers Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker are partners in real life. I hope they stay that way. In this jaded time we need them. Oh, Chuck was an Ass Pony in a previous life. Also on E-music. You should download "Some Stupid With a Flare Gun" too.

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My favorite album of 2009 so far

kennykarl

Unlike the previous reviewer, I liked Wussy's 2nd album more than the 1st & I like their 3rd even better. If you're an Ass Ponys fan, you should like this. My standout tracks are Gone Missing, Muscle Cars, Happiness Bleeds & my favorite, Magic Words.

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wow

mattress

I love Wussy's first album. I don't love their second album. I wasn't expecting much from the third album, but like Chris Mars and Throwing Muses and the Black Keys, the 3rd time is a charm. Muscle Cars stands out in the beginning. Dreadful Sorry is possibly the greatest combination of lyrical tone and musical tone in years. It's a downbeat song with incredible slide guitar conveying the emotion perfectly. Wussy, if you don't know, has a male/female vocal interplay, much like the band X. Two very different voices that compliment each other so well it's amazing it's not on the radio. Worth the downloads. I'm buying this album from the band to get the artwork.

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The Cincinnati-based quartet Wussy continue to make a strangely attractive racket on their third album. Still co-led by singer/songwriters Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker, the band often sounds like it’s trying for roots rock and missing — not that there’s anything wrong with that. “Gone Missing” evokes the Primitives with its tuneful but rough-edged guitar jangle; “Dreadful Sorry” is constructed like a country weeper with bipolar disorder, what with its aggressively rockish guitar draped all over the slide guitar and mandolin. Both “This Will Not End Well” and “Death by Misadventure” feature basslines that owe royalties to R.E.M.’s Mike Mills — though it’s doubtful that he (or anyone else) would want to claim credit for the line “It’s kindergarten, and you’re jumping on a dead and bloated horse.” This all adds up to lots of good fun, but the problem is Cleaver’s vocals, which are sometimes charmingly plainspoken and sometimes annoyingly goofy. When Walker is in front everything seems to work that much better, largely because of her more attractive vocal qualities. Cleaver does have his moments, though, notably on a fine midtempo rocker titled “Magic Words.” (And if you want more cowbell, check out the equally fine “Scream & Scream Again”). – Rick Anderson

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