RI’s Best Practices return with four tracks of power pop meets garage punk with an edge. It’s a sound the band first developed on their previous The EP LP, which I reviewed in an earlier issue and thoroughly enjoyed. Everything I liked about their previous release is present on Sore Subjects, from the tongue-in-cheek lyrics and song titles, to infectious riffs that get you rocking out even while sitting down. At first I thought the production on this sounded a bit muddier than their previous recording, but when you crank up the volume on the stereo, it makes it feel like the band is there playing in your living room, and I enjoy the pseudo-live feel.
–Paul J. Comeau (Tor Johnson)