BOOKS ON TAPE: The Business End: CD

This looked cool when I picked it up. Wacky song titles like “I Will Straight Get You Arrested” and “What Satan Said to Me,” and of course the album title is clever, too. Don’t get me wrong—I like the electronic music the kids are digging today just as much as the next guy. I was hoping this would be as good as Voyager One’s latest record—or better. Sadly, I was dead wrong. The keyboards sound like they were mixed using a 1982 Commodore 64. The songs—there’s just nothing here that grabs me. By my third go-round (and believe me, it took many Beck’s to make it through the third go-round, my friends), I was hoping that the girl on the back cover would jump out with that pocketknife she had and stab me so I would be rendered unconscious. Unfortunately that did not happen either.

 –koepenick (Greyday Productions)