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Toy Dolls - CD - Rating: 10/10

This is the last truly great Toy Dolls record. It could have been their best release, but it suffers from some odd production choices, mainly the drums sound like they were recorded in a drain tunnel. Later records have a definite formula to them (and a more hottt metal lyxxx guitar style). The band was still finding its sound here and the result is still within the realm of genuine punk rock. The title track, “Lambrusco Kid,” “Harry Cross,” and “Pete’s Practice Space” are all winners (better recordings of all these are on the Ten Years of Toys compilation).

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