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"v" is the fifth full length studio album by Staten Island, New York-based group The Budos Band, produced by the band's guitarist, Tom Brenneck and released on April 12th, 2019 on the Daptone label.
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 82, based on 4 reviews, indicating "Universal acclaim ".
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On "Old Engine Oil," the leadoff track from the Budos Band's fifth LP, V, the Afrobeat band kicks out a gritty, fuzzed-out riff that wouldn't sound out of place on a Foghat or Mountain album. Even when the horns kick in four bars later, it's clear that the Staten Island nonet are ready to rock.
But it's not just the thick guitars and brisk cowbells that makes V such a heavy-sounding album — the Budos Band has been experimenting with rock and psychedelia since 2014's Burnt Offering — but it's the way these ten tracks are propelled forward that make them so bulletproof. As the jumpy "Spider Web, Pt. 1" comes off surprisingly virtuosic, "Maelstrom" works off powerfully timed horn stabs, while the reverb-drenched "Veil of Shadows" comes off like a long-lost Nuggets outtake.
On V, the Budos Band give fans a new, granite dimension to their craft, while keeping things head-bobbingly and anthemically familiar.
Reviewed by Daniel Sylvester for
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