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The Van Pelt: "Caught in the Past"

Label: Gringo Records / La Castanya / Spartan Records THE VAN PELT are one of my all-time favourite bands and their two albums from the 90s, "Stealing from our Favorite Thieves" and "Sultans of Sentiment" , are both clear cut classics to me. Their "Imaginary Third", released in 2014, wasn't a new studio album and fell more in the category of "fan service" with five previously unreleased tracks among the songs from the selftitled EP. Now, I wasn't really asking for their comeback record in 2023. It's been 25 years since they came together to record some music. In certain kind of cases something like that can work out, but most of the time it won't. THE VAN PELT's heritage is indestructible, no doubt, but there wasn't much to add for them. Still, they tried... To be fair, I knew that I wouldn't like their comeback record "Artisans & Merchants" after listening to "Punk House" and "Image of He

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