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Good Tunes: Sometimes bluesy, sometimes thrashing, Leather Hyman seduces and aggravates like any good relationship.
Bad Notes: Leave Lou Reed alone. "All Tomorrow's Parties" would have been better left off this album.
Other Riffs: The liner notes come complete with a basic entomology lesson for people with nothing better to do with their time.
Bad Notes: Only 48 minutes of music. I want a 5 disc music marathon of tunes like these.
Other Riffs: For the longest time I thought these guys were English, but they turned out to be something great from the west coast.
Bad Notes: Occasionally, the songs get a little lost in the "big" sound of things. Not too often, but enough for it to fade into the background from time to time.
Other Riffs: I see another sub-category of "modern rock" rock opening up, shared by Portishead, Poe, Bel Canto, and now Junkster. Kind of slow techno with mournful female vocals.
Bad Notes: It's fun to listen to once or twice, but the humor wears thin a bit too soon.
Other Riffs: This is incredibly well executed (just like most revolutionaries).
Bad Notes: Being techno music, it still tends to be repetitive.
Other Riffs: I don't know why I'm reviewing this. If I heard it playing in Taco Bell, that means I'm probably the last to hear it.
Bad Notes: OK, so the words are new, but there's nothing here that we haven't heard before.
Other Riffs: At least they realized they have one really good song, so they put it on the album twice.
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