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It makes perfect sense that Big Freedia shows up on the second track of Spank Rock’s much-delayed resurgence. Both hypersexual memes that, while pretty fun at parties and weirdo festivals, are pretty hard to take seriously. Spank’s cranky, subterranean electro-rap is in full-form on ‘Everything is Boring, Everyone is a Fucking Liar’; it certainly dishes up the hooks, as long as you remove your brain from the equation. The stripped-down, almost Soulja Boy-ian sense of songwriting on tracks like sloppy club-banger ‘Birfday’ and self-parodying shotgun-blast ‘#1 Hit’ do work, but it’s totally up to your personal threshold for dirty hedonism. I’m probably more equipped for this sort of thing than the average Loud And Quiet reader, but even I was strung out by the end. It does a good job of replicating that strange, diffuse feeling of being deliriously overwhelmed on a crowded dancefloor. It’s a unique feeling, but not something I want to revisit for a whole record.

By Luke Winkie

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