Nothing soothes the indie rock soul like some good noise pop, and on the Wobblies' second album, they deliver it in spades. Angular riffs, feedback solos, thick guitar, it is all here on display. The only real issue is the vocals, which have a Julian Cope-meets-Henry Rollins feel that only fits half of the time. At their best, they sound like classic Pixies; at their worst, they sound like any faceless mid-90s noise band. There are still some really good songs here, especially the raging "50-lb. Head" and the grunge throwback "Nasty Neighbor." This is still an uneven album that delivers some quality stuff, but serves up equal amounts of needless noise. The Wobblies have a lot of potential here, but they do not live up to it enough to make this a recommendation.
I Have Some Language Review
by Bradley Torreano