FAITHLESS SAINTS: State Dependent Learning: CD

While they show a lyrical astuteness and fearlessness to question the world around them that puts them in stark contrast with the lion’s share of their contemporaries, the mélange of modern pop punk, modern ska, and assorted uninteresting stops in between sounds like waaaaay too many others and renders this virtually unlistenable. Noble attempt to mix things up a bit, but you gotta start out with Kool-Aid that ain’t already watered down if you want it to taste like Purplesaurus Rex and not stale water.

 –jimmy (Irican, iricanproductions.com)