BRIAN MCGEE: Ruin Creek: LP

Apparently, this is the third solo LP from an ex-Plow United member. The pretentious one sheet takes note of the amount of ex punk band members going acoustic and makes sure the reviewer knows that this individual is not that. He moved to the mountains and immersed himself in American folk tradition. Too bad that did not include learning how to write a decent song. This is an entire album of overwrought vocals, uninteresting melodies, and ham-fisted lyrics. I continually find myself wondering how Drag The River can be such a phenomenal band and the rest of the “Punk dude goes acoustic” stuff is so not good. 

 –frame (Creep)