CUTE LEPERS: Can’t Stand Modern Music: CD

Herr Nix and the gang definitely pick up right where the Briefs left off and let fly one of the best discs I’ve heard in recent months, but there’s a bit more going on just under the surface. Spackled in the cracks are bits of Elvis Costello and the same sorta power pop hero worship that made the Exploding Hearts so swell, making the songs even that much catchier. It’s always a good sign when you find yourself reaching to turn up the stereo song after song, and by the end of this I think people three cities down could hear this blasting from my car’s stereo speakers.

 –jimmy (no address)