Is this the first punk read-a-long record? Are all of these songs dreams? Competitive Eater Songs is a collection of vignettes and glances into the minutiae of the weirdos (a carpet salesman who writes poetry on the backs of carpet samples, a disreputable sand artist, a pool cleaner at a NASA training center) who make up life on Earth. Or maybe it’s just a document of a bunch of goofs being all goofy. Not as personally affecting as Wrangler Brutes or The Dead Milkmen, but Dream Journal know how to write both a sick riff and a compelling scene.
–Matt Werts (Drug Party)