2ND DISTRICT: What’s Inside You!?: LP

This horribly corny, self described “glam-punk” record from Germany has a bit going for it, but 2nd District seems to be striving for a commercial sound simply for the sake of it. Perhaps that’s a snap judgment, but from the overproduction on down, there is an obnoxious quality to this that is just plain grating, especially the eunuch-ish vocals. It’s as if years of being made fun of egged these guys on to come up with something worthy of being made fun of. 2nd District is the sort of group you’d see in a TV representation of counterculture, wondering if it’s a real band or a group of actors pretending to suck. 

 –Art Ettinger (Wanda)