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PUP - "DVP" (Singles Going Steady)

PUP primes themselves for a future that would benefit for a revival in hardcore music.

Stephen Wyatt: PUP's anonymity will be short lived. They write anthems and odes the perils of puberty and the abyss of adulthood, and "DVP" is no different. Holding onto hardcore music's finer elements -- frenetic guitar work, drums peaking at the end of an amphetamine rush, and the admixture of screaming diatribes ("I need to grow up!") and surfer melodies -- PUP primes themselves for a future that would benefit for a revival in hardcore music. [8/10]

Dustin Ragucos: PUP, or FIDLAR with a bit more gasoline soaking their coats... and cars. There might be good things for this band, as long as their album won't contain the worst bouts of whining conceived. [6/10]

Chad Miller: Pretty catchy song that walks the line between rock, pop, and punk music. The guitar sections are really effective at bridging the song together. However, there's just something particularly unappealing about screaming lines like "She says that I drink too much / I'm fucked up because she hates my guts / She says I need to grow up." All of the lyrics just sound a little immature. Maybe it's supposed to sound like that, but that doesn't make it appealing by itself. [6/10]

Jedd Beaudoin: There’s a fine line between stuff like this and polka. Gotta hand it to these guys for being able to keep it together while playing that aggressively. Will I remember it 10 minutes from now? [5/10]

SCORE: 6.25

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