Black Lab's debut album, Your Body Above Me, is an odd juxtaposition of earnest, heavy-rocking post-grunge with the moodiness of goth-rock. At times, the band develops a brooding yet propulsive sound that's actually quite intriguing. Lead singer/songwriter Paul Durham has trouble coming up with memorable songs, but he's pushed his band in the right musical direction. The best moments on Your Body Above Me have an alluring, dark charm that makes up for the occasional awkwardness while suggesting that Black Lab could develop into something distinctive in their own right.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine