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Strange Wilds - "Disdain" (Singles Going Steady)

Now we are having fun! Gee-tar rock, thunderous drums, heavy bass, disrespect for authority!

Steve Horowitz: Now we are having fun! Gee-tar rock, thunderous drums, heavy bass, disrespect for authority! The video is appropriately silly. The cop commits every crime and still promotes the regulation of others. The style of rebellion can never get old if it loud and energetic. [8/10]

John Garratt: Less than 60 seconds in, I get the idea -- the idea that the Sub Pop label, not unlike a middle-aged scenester who refuses to throw out his old childhood toys because they're "so awesome", cannot let go of the fact that they once released a couple of Soundgarden EPs. [3/10]

Kevin Korber: There’s a difference between being inspired and being derivative, but no one ever bothered explaining that to Strange Wilds. This would have been an also-ran track from an also-ran grunge band back when this was popular. Now, it just sounds very confusing and a little sad. [3/10]

Dustin Ragucos: It's a shame that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 bombed, mostly because a sixth game in the series would likely include the likes of Strange Wilds. "Disdain" is fine in its simplicity and punk finesse, but that's all it is. I only hoped that the video would've been a strange homage to Beastie Boys' "Sabotage". [5/10]

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