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The Bronx - 'The Bronx IV'

None of the band’s bolshy character is lost on ‘Bronx IV’, but they do find new places to go

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LA’s The Bronx find themselves in a curious position on their fourth record. Their last two albums (after the hardcore punk of ‘The Bronx I’, ‘II’ and ‘III’) were as Mariachi El Bronx, their unexpectedly successful side-project. And what this foray into Mexican folk music has done for the quintet is hone their skills in the decidedly un-punk use of melody and restraint. None of the band’s bolshy character is lost on ‘Bronx IV’, but they do find new places to go. They get angular on ‘Along For The Ride’, bristle against pure pop on ‘Youth Wasted’ and become shockingly reflective on ‘Life Less Ordinary’. Pretty much all good.
Dan Martin
7 / 10

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