Dec 29, 2008

I have a couple of records by Dillinger Four that I like, but I’ve never been an absolutely huge fan. Like ‘em, especially certain songs, but they never blew me away or anything. That said, I have nothing but rave reviews for their newest album, Civil War. It could be because I got it on CD so I’ve been listening to it on headphones and outside the house (unlike vinyl), or it could be because it’s one of their best records; regardless, I’ve been listening to it nonstop for the past three days or so. Catchy as hell, with great hooks and lyrics (although I wish I had them written out in front of me so that I could check them all out properly). First song to get played multiple times in a row: “Gainesville.” Other standouts: “Ode to the North American Snake Oil,” “The Classical Arrangement,” “The Art of Whore,” “Fruity Pebbles,” “Like Eye Contact in an Elevator.” Clearly, I will be going back to the other albums I have and giving them a lot more attention. Love it.

 –Federico (Fat)