CRIME: Extortion: EP

May 04, 2010

Let me get this out of the way, so we’re all clear here, Crime are one of my all time favorite bands. The whole mythic aura, the music, all of it. So I was a bit surprised to see they put out a new record. Didn’t really expect that. Now, after listening to it, I wonder if this wasn’t Crime, would anyone care enough to put it out? There’s nothing on here that is really interesting. The team-up with Gnawa Express on the B side is a little out of left field, but, at the same time, it’s just rock’n’roll in the end, despite the Moroccan music cut in at parts. “Crazy Beat” sounds pretty similar to “I Feel Alright” from the Stooges, only less power. Seriously, if this wasn’t Crime, I doubt anyone would be interested in hearing this. Absolutely disposable. Blehhhh....

 –M.Avrg (FYBS,