A real surprise,
This review is from: Hungry For Stink (MP3 Download)
I've always had Bricks Are Heavy down as one of the consistently brilliant albums that I own. Even to this day I rate the album just as highly as I did when I first heard it in my teens. Bizarrely though, I chose to ignore it's successor (probably due to lack of cash), until now that is.
I've had HFS for a couple of weeks now, and apart from Andres (which I sing a lot on Rock Band!) my initial reaction was that I was right to ignore it for all these years. But, with repeated listens songs started to creep out and hit me. The Bomb was the first to emerge, with its driving beat and catchy rhythm. Later down the line Riding with a movie star and Shirley have improved to belong amongst the best that L7 ever recorded.
The rest of the album is good throughout, with She Has Eyes being another stand out track.
It's been a real pleasure finally getting this album, I wish I'd done it sooner. Sure it's not as consistent as its predecessor, but when it peaks it peaks very high indeed!