|2. Swimsuit Issue|
|3. Theresa's Sound-world|
|4. Drunken Butterfly|
|6. Wish Fulfillment|
|7. Sugar Kane|
|8. Orange Rolls, Angel's Spit|
|9. Youth Against Fascism|
|10. Nic Fit|
|11. On The Strip|
|12. Chapel Hill|
|15. Creme Brulee|
author of "A Young Girl's Crimes"
Everyone mentions '100%' and 'Sugar Kane', and both are good, the former a driving, posturing, cool punk number and the latter a radio-friendly, poppy rock song. However this album by no means stops there. Springing to mind is the utterly wonderful 'Theresa's Sound-world' which builds from quiet, reflective melody to a wall of beautiful, heavy, ear-bleeding noise. 'Drunken Butterfly' is propelled by a catchy riff (recently ripped off by Cooper Temple Clause for their single 'Promises Promises') and an earnestly ironic chorus of 'I love you, I love you, I love you, what's your name?'.
Their political drive comes to the fore on the slower, but equally menacing 'Youth Against Fascism', which contains sneering vocals, a monster of a bass sound and guitars that sound as if they are being ritualistically tortured rather than played. The album veers from creepy ('Shoot', 'On The Strip') to all-out punk ('Orange Rolls, Angel's Spit' and the cover of 'Nic's Fit'). The more commercial 'Chapel Hill' sits alongside 'Sugar Kane' nicely, but every track on here has a sense of melody. Then there is a bit of lunacism, like the strange and twisted closer 'Creme Brulee'.
Every track on this album digs its own musical furrow and the album is all the better for it as despite its length of 15 tracks each one is worthy of high acclaim.Read more ›
Overall this album deserves a 4 because of some of the filler noise songs. However, this is still a wonderful album and worth a listen in the future.
Ditto for Goo and Experimental Jet Set blah blah blah.