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Review: Tomahawk - Oddfellows

Review: Tomahawk - Oddfellows

On “I.O.U.,” a smarmy-sounding soul-rock torch song on Tomahawk’s fourth LP, Oddfellows, frontman Mike Patton sings, “I owe you a love song for everything I’ve done wrong.” That’s likely about as close as we’re going to get to a mea culpa for the group’s disappointing, Native American-inflected 2007 art-rock eyebrow raiser Anonymous. This time, though, it’s business as usual for the alt-metal supergroup—which contains sometime members of Faith No More, the Jesus Lizard, Melvins, and Helmet—and cuts like the catchy  “Stone Letter” and the sludgy “Waratorium” recall the quirkily radio-friendly rock the band members pioneered in a few of their previous ensembles. It’s a surprising, thoroughly consistent return-to-form, and it makes Oddfellows the first contender for hard-rock album of the year. KORY GROW

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