DEF POETS SOCIETY: Self-titled: CD

I was really nervous about putting this on after reading the “punk rock hip hop from Vancouver” description. Images of Korn and Limp Bizkwik filled my head. Well, it ain’t that, to their credit. It’s mostly straight hip hop. I’m not particularly impressed by the MCs or their rhymes, but they’ve got a hell of a good DJ behind them. Listening to him cut makes this almost worthwhile, but then a line like “my stomach’s a round thing” comes out of the speakers and blows the whole vibe.

 –jimmy (New Disorder)