Sub Pop Records 
Fire Note Says: King Tuff expands their rock n roll resume on the solid self-titled sophomore record.
I think it goes without saying that sometimes I really like odd music. Not in the sense that it is crazy or freaky if you would hear it but just that you might scratch your head and think to yourself "I don't get it". King Tuff is one of those records that might fall into the above mentioned category as it is the creative moniker from Kyle Thomas who was the frontman in stoner rock band Witch with J. Mascis and in the freak folk band Feathers.
Everything from the album cover, the somewhat nasally delivery of Thomas to the furious two weeks of recording in Detroit , King Tuff screams caution but it only takes one listen to the bigger rock sound of "Bad Thing" to hook you with its simple sincerity. Upon conclusion, King Tuff also will have you hitting repeat before you realize you did it. That is always how I know I connect with a record regardless of its obscurity or weirdness and King Tuff meets all the criteria for a great listen!
Key Tracks: "Bad Thing", "Swamp Of Love", "Stranger"
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-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony