I must agree with the first part of the "music fan from Cali"'s review below. When I first picked up this CD on the recommendation of my friends Ted and Lobes, I was not impressed at all, except for the first song, the single "Super-Fire", which I liked more for one discordant, cool note in the guitar riff than for the song as a whole. :-) "Overrated," I told myself, and filed _House of GVSB_ away.
That filing-away turned out to be temporary. Every once in a while, I would get out this CD during a long drive in the car to hear "Super-Fire", and the aural treats of some of the other songs, especially "Disco 666", the discordant, atonal background noise bridge to "Life in Pink", and the driving riff to "TheKindaMzkYouLike" grew on me over time. I knew, almost a year and a half after first purchasing the CD, that it had completely grown on me when, while working delivering pizzas, I found myself singing, loudly enough to be heard by others, the line "Your baby's dress is on fire...." from "Wilmington" (which has replaced "Super-Fire" as my favorite song on the album) while walking up to complete strangers' doors to give them their food. :-)
Along with Soul Coughing's "El Oso" (her favorite album), this was the album that my girlfriend at the time and I most liked to....um....well...how shall I put this..."get it on" to. :-) And is it ever suited to that purpose. Other than Eli's breathy, low voice, I can't really describe why _House of GVSB_ is that way, but this is an incredibly erotic album. Great mood music for copulating 90s couples. :-) The songs are also well-written and originally-conceived, without subscribing to the usually bland alterna-formula that so many similar bands fall into. My friend John, on hearing this album, said, "This is what that stupid band Filter would sound like if they actually had talent," and after thinking about it a little, I kind of agree with him.
If you don't like this one at first, you might want to give it another chance - the charms of these songs are definitely not apparent on the first listen, but they reveal themselves over time. Or listen to it with your significant other; that might speed up the process some. :-) Which is probably just the way Girls Against Boys intended it.