For the ten releases that AC has managed to release every week since their debut, they should also include their unintended motto of "taking the joke way too far." AC stopped being funny after their hilarious 1994 contribution to the Son of Bbbbbllllaaaarrrgggghhhh! compilation -- which soon followed the rumor that they signed a seven-album deal with Earache Records. A thousand songs later, AC continue to break that unwritten rule: If a band is intentionally going to put out a bad record, it should at least be funny. The same goes for Picnic of Love, which is a collection of ballads that never ceases to have a tragic and violent ending by the end of each song.
AllMusic Review by Mike DaRonco