DILLINGER FOUR: Situationist Comedy: CD

Jul 26, 2009

Todd wouldn’t shut up about these guys and I hadn’t even heard them so he sent me a copy. I was supposed to see them last summer but they cancelled several dates of their tour and mine was the first one they dropped. I have a feeling that if my first exposure to them was live I’d feel differently about them but I guess I’ll have to wait to find that out. My first few listens didn’t impress me much – I thought they sounded too much like too many other bands, and maybe they do, but repeated listens (as per Todd’s recommendation) have driven the whole thing further under my skin and my current take is that they sound much like many of the RIGHT bands (I can’t even tell which ones anymore) and I guess that’s really all you can hope for in the end. Everyone sounds like someone, might as well sound like someone good.

 –doug (Fat)