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Classic Album Review: Mink Lungs | I’ll Take It

The Brooklyn indie-rockers embrace their eccentricity on this sophomore release.


This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


They broke the mold when they made Brooklyn’s Mink Lungs. And depending on your taste, that might be a good thing.

On the plus side, this indie-rock foursome aren’t just another cookie-cutter outfit trying desperately to fit into some acceptable music biz niche. Rather, they enthusiastically embrace their eccentricity, augmenting their choppy college-rock tunes with quirky lyrics, nifty instrumentation, rebellious synths and idiosyncratic vocals to create an eccentric vibe that falls somewhere between Flaming Lips and Pixies. On the minus side, they’re nowhere near as individual or visionary as either of those forebears, and the 17 songs on their sophomore album I’ll Take It seldom rise about the level of smirk-inducing ditties like Men In Belted Sweaters and Bunny Bought A Spaceship. Still and all, though, in a world of easily digested, empty-calorie fast-food music, Mink Lunks definitely live by the motto that different is good.


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