I think Shonen Knife is like the cats they sing of; you either love them unconditionally or you don't. Rock Animals is my third Shonen Knife CD. Unlike Let's Knife and Brand New Knife, Rock Animals slows down a bit but doesn't lose one ounce of the magic that makes Shonen Knife unique. This time we are treated to several gems such as Little Tree, Another Day, and Music Square. All very lilting, excellent pieces they are teamed up with traditional Shonen Knife tunes like Catnip Dreams, Concrete Animals, and Johnny, Johnny, Johnny. These three wonderful ladies from Osaka again treat us to their unique "take" on the world around us; a little screwy, equally humorous and sad, but always wonderous. I wish I'd have learned of them long ago.