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The Men

Open Your Heart

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March 12, 2012

Go draw a bath. You're going to need one after hanging with brooklyn scuzz-noise maniacs the Men. "I'm the animal," singer-guitarist Nick Chiericozzi blathers, doing his best grizzly bear imeprsonation over Mudhoney/Stooges piledriver swagger. It's the kind of thuggin' audacity one would expect from dudes who stole a Ramones album title for last year's seething Leave Home. But, as with Joey Ramone himself, there's a tender heart beating beneath the evil distortion and punishing blitz; "Candy" is vulnerable Replacements-country and the title track is a plaintive torrent: "even if she says no/I won't let it go." Hey, little girl, he wants to be your boyfriend – or else!

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