If anybody asked me what exactly 'grunge music' sounded like, this is the record I'd play. Mudhoney were there from the very beginning and stood somewhere between Seattle's trashy underground and it's more popular bands. Grunge is about initially wanting to play the cool sounds you love to listen to but realizing that you're not really able to. Or, at least, about being too lazy to keep trying. It's produced by self-proclaimed losers who start to rape musical ideas. You'll find that in perfection on 'Piece of Cake': Noisy lo-fi-songs, nosy lo-fi-vocals and fuzzy guitars, creating some sort of 'garage-rock'n'roll'. They don't use any style-corset. It is what it is. Loud and dirty, but honest. One might call it 'Seattle Soul'. And on this album, Mudhoney found the right mix of fast and slower songs, with a few funny suckerpunches at other music styles, and no filler material. It's their best one.