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O’Brother has been making a name for itself for a while now. It opened up for Thrice a few times, including during the band’s farewell tour. This year, O’Brother just opened for ’90s alternative rock pioneers Alice in Chains, and after you listen to Disillusion, you will understand why they opened for them. With a mix of ’90s grunge rock, along with the sounds of Deftones’ “White Pony” mixed with Radiohead masterpiece song structure. This is one of the most original sounding records I have heard all year. It is no wonder it is finally doing a headline tour with bands like Native and Daylight. O’Brother is the leading band in bring back amazingly written songs that can be listened to from front to back and over and over again.


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