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Grim Fandango - Birthmark Blues

- by Christophe

There's a game from 1998 called "Grim Fandango". It received great reviews, but the sales were poor.

I hope, for the sake of the Australian band bearing the same name, that they will enjoy a different outcome with their first full-length.

Because "Birthmark Blues" is a pretty solid album. The vocals are somewhat reminiscent of the early Hot Water Music records, or to Iron Chic if you want a more contemporary band to liken Grim Fandango to. Which, as you know, is always good, but not very refreshing.

Luckily, music-wise, the jangly guitars and early 90's guitar rock tunes add an interesting and (uh-oh , very lame joke alert!) ab-original touch to the Grim Fandango's tunes and the rather overpopulated Gainesville-esque bearded punk scene.
Score: 7 out of 10

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