Final Exam

Youth Brigade

Texas Platters

Final Exam

This 10-track eponymous debut from young locals Final Exam kicks with a nostalgic, indie guitar-driven sound that evokes 1990s Sub Pop, accentuated by the nasal clip of Taft Mashburn's vocals and aggressive cacophony that nonetheless reigns effectively on "5 6 7 8 9 10" and "In the Future." Added shades of Superchunk and Built To Spill make for a convincing first effort.
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