Mule

If I Don't Six

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If you've ever wondered what it would be like if Slint and R.L. Burnside had a battle of wits to see who could best cover their favorite Black Flag moments, Mule will slide down your throat like well-preserved wine. You simply can't fault P.W. Long and crew for their mixture of potent post-rock ability and deep-fried Southern blues, if for no other reason than simple chutzpah. Still, there's something missing in If I Don't Six. Since Mule have toned down their songwriting approach, despite a return of Steve Albini's unique, naked production, the old rigor and strength are absent in lieu of a febrile imagination of underground indie rock rigging. It's crash and burn only two albums in, and it was understandable that Long refused to let Mule's career continue on from here.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
3:39 Spotify
2
5:30 Spotify
3
5:12 Spotify
4
6:12 Spotify
5
5:09 Spotify
6
5:29 Spotify
7
6:05 Spotify
8
2:06 Spotify
9
3:20
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