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Mutiny In Stereo
Since its release, the eighth [and possibly final] studio album by The Smugglers has earned its place in rock history. Featuring ace producer/guitarist David Carswell (Tegan & Sara, Destroyer) and future CBC Radio 3 personality Grant Lawrence on vocals, Mutiny In Stereo raised the pop-punk bar higher than the likes of Sum 41 and Good Charlotte could ever hope to reach. Nine of this album's tracks sizzle with all the get-up-and-party riffs you can shake your butt to, yet it is in the quieter moments that the quality songwriting and production truly shines, namely the alt-country acoustica of "Mach 1" and the reserved closer "Do You Hear That Sound."
"This might be the strongest record of the band's career, with no weak moments and a bucketload of great songs... Lawrence's vocals are strong and nuanced, the guitars loud and tough, the arrangements interesting. Mutiny in Stereo shows a degree of skill and craft that is lacking in much of the day's punk-pop." - allmusic
"It’s a joyous slice of rock ‘n’ roll, pure and simple. The Clash would be proud to hear it." - PopMatters
"The Smugglers’ Mutiny In Stereo is more good-and-dirty fun. Whether fast-and-furious, loud-and-obnoxious or soft-and-melodic, the group will win you over with its ear-catching punk rock. If it hasn’t already." - Paste
"Although The Smugglers are best known for their onstage antics -- which includes trademark cheap suits and rubber boots, and handing out old little league trophies to the best dancers at gigs -- Mutiny in Stereo proves that their CDs can stand on their own two feet." - Chart