26: The Messiah: CD

Wow. What a terrible record. Kind of like the Grateful Dead gone a bit metal with really awful, whiny-droning-nasal two-part vocal harmonies. Drove me batty. The music itself is okay at times, but it is too repetitive, and those vocals, THOSE VOCALS!!! ARRRGH! Oh, and regarding 26’s seeming hippy-dippy mentality, the record is replete with lyrics about our animal friends and worn-out clichéd tunes about the social injustice of the massacre at Wounded Knee. Don’t buy this record unless you’re into sado-masochism with hemp instead of leather.

 –Eric Carlson (Crustacean)