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Forming in 1988 and signing to underground label Sub Pop - who they still record for today - Mudhoney are Seattle alternative rock royalty.
On this their ninth album, the first since The Lucky Ones in 2008, the band don't stray from their tried and tested distorted guitar formula.
But they have evolved. Opening track Slipping Away sets the album off with huge drums and guitars yet the second track - whisper this - has a huge chorus and is practically an arena-sized anthem.
What To Do With The Neutral has a Bowie feel to it, showing a band that even after all these years is comfortable trying new sounds.
The only low point is the Blink 182-lite Chardonnay which sounds like a song written by a petulant teenager after a girl he likes ditches him.
It certainly doesn't sit well with the rest of the great songwriting on this album.
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