BRIEFS, THE: Sex Objects: CD

One of the hundreds of cool things about the Briefs is that even through they have a sound that’s unmistakably their own, their songs don’t sound the same. Maybe it’s because there’s no true frontman, and Lance, Daniel, Steve E and Chris all share in the fun. Although Hit After Hit is still the album I foist on Briefs virgins, this release is a damn sight better than the last one. Fans will recognize songs from their live set and seven inches. What I love best about this band is they write and record music as if it was 1978 and they need a song that will knock the Undertones off the top of the charts. Mission accomplished.

 –Jim Ruland (BYO)