Clutch - Strange Cousins From The West

7.4 | 55 votes |
Release date: 2009
Style: Hard rock, Stoner rock


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01. Motherless Child
02. Struck Down
03. 50,000 Unstoppable Watts
04. Abraham Lincoln
05. Minotaur
06. The Amazing Kreskin
07. Witchdoctor
08. Let A Poor Man Be
09. Freakonomics
10. Algo Ha Cambiado
11. Sleestak Lightning

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Maryland's Clutch have been around for nearly two decades now, have retained the same four members for the entirety of this time, have put out more album than you have fingers, and have toured relentlessly.

2009's Strange Cousins From The West marks their ninth full-length studio release and sees the band continuing from where they left off in 2007's From Beale Street To Oblivion. In past efforts, the band was perhaps a bit more wildly experimental, which often resulted in some great songs, but also in some misses as well. With Beale Street they kept it to a more direct and stripped-down southern-fried, blues-tinged stoner rock with a splash of funk vein approach. That trend continues with Strange Cousins. The result is an album that, as with its predecessor, is extremely strong top to bottom.

published 24.07.2009 | Comments (12)


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05.06.2013 - 16:52
Rating: 7
This album obviously has a Blues/Southern Rock influence in general, and for that reason I don't think it's quite as good as some of Clutch's more consistent albums, such as 'Blast tyrant' or 'Earth Rocker'. The album starts out pretty well and even provides excellent instrumental performances, but something about Fallon's vocals just don't interest me in the same way as they did on other Clutch albums. Nonetheless, '50,000 unstoppable watts' is brilliant and 'Also ha cambiado' is a furious number'. It's just that maybe some of the songs could have been cut shorter to sound much better in general, as opposed to lengthening them to five or six minutes.

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