Jeff Dahl

Heart Full of Snot

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Jeff Dahl's Heart Full of Snot bucks several trends in '90s punk with its buzzing, treble-heavy production, unapologetically sloppy musicianship, and general emphasis on driving beats rather than melody. This is at least partly intentional, indicating Dahl's desire not to compromise his proto-punk influences. Dahl pulls no punches about who and what he dislikes on songs like "All American Overdose," and a rant against music-oriented media that even disses Maximumrocknroll, "People That I Hate," "Can't Be Bothered," and the Ramonesy "Hung On You," all highlights of the record. Most of the remaining songs are devoted to Dahl's romantic frustrations and confusions, which aren't always as interesting, but they speed by so fast (a few are under a minute) that it's sometimes hard to notice.

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