DIE MONITR BATTS: Youth Controllers: CD

Imagine Le Shok playing no wave-inspired free jazz instead of ripping off the Screamers and you pretty much get the gist of what this sounds like. Makes me kinda wish I had a radio show, ’cause this is exactly the kinda stuff I would play to scare off anyone tuning in thinking that they’re gonna hear the latest smash hit from Blink 182. Fuck, I don’t know whether to keep it or send the fucking thing spiraling into the nearest wall. I guess it can be construed as a glowing review, because, even if it’s for all the wrong reasons, I’m diggin’ this disc quite a bit. Might even top my “Greatest Releases of 2003” list.

 –jimmy (Dim Mak)