Singer/ songwriter Nikki Parasite -of the Parasites, duh!- may not be the happiest chum on the block, but at least his depression sure can make up for some great pop-punk songs, right? So who ever broke Nikki's heart this time can be thanked for "I Almost Loved You." Being one of those gems that strikes more of an emotional chord rather than crossing over into the land of "corny love ballad, " there wont be a dry eye left in the building once it's finished. Then on the flip is the snottier that usual Beatnik Termites who contribute "I Don't Wanna Be Bad." No hints of surf undertones or "doo-woop" backing vocals, just straight, fast as heck adolescent frustration in under a couple of minutes. Funny considering that the Termites must have been in their mid-twenties around the time that they recorded this.
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AllMusic Review by Mike DaRonco