CHEATING HEARTS, THE: Self-titled: CD

I mean, yeah, I’m supposed to like this, right? Sure, considering I’m a fan of Bo Diddley, Greg Cartwright, the Velvets, unprotected sex, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, the Gun Club, etc.—it would make sense that I’d accept this. Um, I don’t. I’m just kind of tired of everyone aping The Oblivians. Man, The Oblivians are just okay. The Compulsive Gamblers, The Gories, and The Reigning Sound are where it’s at. Those motherfuckers have soul and don’t hide behind vocal effects and half-step Eddie Cochran power chord slides. Fuck, man, it’s just redundant and there’s nothing I hate more than superfluously redundant redundancies.

 –ryan (Self-released)