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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the music project from the Against Me! singer/guitarist features Atom Willard and Marc Hudson.
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  1. 90
    Bought to Rot is an exploration and an experiment, but a highly successful one that manages to come together as a coherent whole to really deliver something special.
  2. Nov 7, 2018
    Teetering between organized and messy, the melodic and chaotic, Bought to Rot is what Grace considers her "Scorpio album." Presenting herself bare, she exposes unfiltered honesty through the kind plain-spokenness that's, nowadays, avoided by contemporaries of her stature.
  3. 80
    BTR best functions as a way to experience every mode that Grace has to offer as both songwriter and vocalist. It’s also the closest that Grace has come to letting others in and having a direct dialogue with the outside world.
  4. Q Magazine
    Nov 7, 2018
    Bought To Rot is, then, something of a palette cleanser: both wider in scope and lighter in tone. [Dec 2018, p.108]
  5. Nov 9, 2018
    When combined with the gut-level hooks, this barbed wit results in a record that's simultaneously immediate and enduring: the first listen demands attention, but it's the left turns, in both the lyrics and melodies, that makes Bought To Rot so satisfying.
  6. Nov 9, 2018
    She is self-effacing, emotionally incisive and capable of inciting teenage fervour in cynical souls. There are few like her.
  7. Nov 13, 2018
    This turntable of pastiche never allows Grace and the Devouring Mothers to develop an identity beyond Against Me! side project or to scratch much more than the surface of these assorted styles. Owing in part to the trio’s shared experience and chemistry, this feels a lot like rock-band karaoke.

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