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Violent Femmes: We Can Do Anything

Graeme Thomson, Uncut, April 2016

NOT SO MUCH a boast as an expression of amused incredulity, the title of Violent Femmes' ninth studio album is an acknowledgement that few comebacks have ever been quite so unlikely. Arriving 16 years after their last studio record, and some 33 since Gordon Gano, Brian Ritchie and Victor DeLorenzo first patented their frenetic, fantastically snotty blend of folk, punk, indie country, We Can Do Anything is a testament to sheer cussedness as much as an act of renewed creativity.

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