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The Scruffs
Conquest
(self-released)


The first two times I listed to The Scruffs' Conquest, their first album in 30 years, in advance of writing my review, I really didn't know quite what to think. First impressions were that Conquest was a pretty epic record, but in a rather schizophrenic fashion, in that the record was both equally epically good and yet epically terrible - sometimes simultaneously . But the third and fourth listens? Yeah, this thing will grow on you, if you give it time. A bit like a cancer at times, but more like a harkening back to the high concept, big art albums of the '70s. Yes, Conquest can become an overwrought, overly dramatic pile of bombast at times, with an abundance of strings, and the dreaded saxophone, but it's a pretty good bombast, for the most part... at least if the listener focuses more on the production and musicianship, or has a preternatural affection for Kansas, Uriah Heep, and self-mythologizing.

-David Meyer (mondogarage)

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