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The band's third album boasts more aggressive guitars and drums, speedier tempos and more prominent basslines.

Album Review: Cloud Nothings' 'Here and Nowhere Else'

April 2nd, 2014

The band's third album boasts more aggressive guitars and drums, speedier tempos and more prominent basslines.

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