AGGRAVATION, THE: The Aggravation: LP

Sep 19, 2007

Most of The Aggravation is simple, snotty garage punk. It doesn’t quite scale the gloriously ridiculous heights of Loli and the Chones—I think The Aggravation might actually be opposed to “Violence” and having “No Girls” about, whereas I thought Loli and company were always goofing on whatever topic they tackled—but it’s good. I also like the two tunes that break from the pattern and mix in a bit of Wire-like ambition, especially “Olivier.” I wonder where these gents are headed next. Mike Faloon

 –guest (Relax-o-Matic Vibrator)