DEAD PAWNS: Stupid People Shouldn’t Breed: CD-R

Bored. To. Death. This was one of those formulaic records that I really wanted to be able to like, but it was just so damn dull because it sounds wholly derivative. The first song, “Politician,” holds its own, but then my chin started hitting my chest as the record became a punk rock paint-by-numbers. Actually, this might be a good record for a punk rock dinner party—ambient sounds that one doesn’t really listen to.

 –Eric Carlson (8 ↑, myspace.com/thedeadpawns)