Unfortunately, the result from the tweaks made to the sound is a disappointing mixed bag. The whole album has a sound that reeks of overproduction. The guitars are lacking the crusty punk distortion that the band became popular with and instead have an almost synth-like tone. The band opted for simpler drum work instead of the high energy drumwork that drove the music in the past.
The LP comes off as a confusing mess that goes in several different directions, often without any reason or warning. There are jarring shifts from atmospheric and subdued instrumental sections into upbeat pop rock straight to driving punk guitar solos. While it sounds like it could work in theory, the execution here is lacking. A great example — or perhaps warning sign — is right at the onset of the album.
Tracklist: Mammals Hang My Head Nicotine Lips Indoors Human Party Trick Unconditional Love Burn Out Again Tuesday 29 September Wednesday 30 September Thursday 1 October Friday 2 October Saturday 3 October Sunday 4 October Monday 5 October Tuesday 6 October Wednesday 7 October Thursday 8 October Friday 9 October Saturday 10 October Sunday 11 October Monday 12 October Tuesday 13 October Wednesday 14 October Thursday 15 October Friday 16 October Saturday 17 October Sunday 18 October Monday 19 October Tuesday 20 October Wednesday 21 October Thursday 22 October Friday 23 October Saturday 24 October Sunday 25 October Monday 26 October Tuesday 27 October Wednesday 28 October Thursday 29 October Monday 2 November Tuesday 3 November Wednesday 4 November Thursday 5 November Friday 6 November Saturday 7 November Sunday 8 November Monday 9 November Tuesday 10 November Wednesday 11 November Thursday 12 November Friday 13 November Saturday 14 November Sunday 15 November Monday 16 November Tuesday 17 November Wednesday 18 November Thursday 19 November Friday 20 November Saturday 21 November Sunday 22 November Monday 23 November Tuesday 24 November Wednesday 25 November Thursday 26 November Friday 27 November Saturday 28 November Sunday 29 November Monday 30 November Tuesday 1 December Wednesday 2 December Thursday 3 December Friday 4 December Saturday 5 December Sunday 6 December Monday 7 December Tuesday 8 December Wednesday 9 December Thursday 10 December Friday 11 December
Lady Bird - Frank Hewitt - We Loved You (CD, Album), Tell Me Why? (7 Mix) - Various - 500% Summer Hits (CD), Wrathchild - The Biz Suxx (But We Dont Care) (Cassette, Album), Red Bird - Terry Allen - Best Of The Sugar Hill Years (CD), Happy - Rolling Stones* - Exile On Main St. (Vinyl, LP, Album), Whoo Haa!! (Freestyle Roots Cutting) - Various - The 36th Chamber Of Noyze (Vinyl, LP), Pretty Maids - Red, Hot And Heavy (CD, Album), Mantilla Española, Hidden In The Day - 500mg - To The Firmament (File, Album), Exodus - Tommy McCook & His Group* - Exodus / Jam Rock (Vinyl), Twilight Zone (DJ Jean Dub Mix) - 2 Unlimited - Twilight Zone (Millennium Remixes) (CD), Take It Easy (Instrumental) Peace Out Yall