Jan 06, 2011

Albany, NY activist Justin Mikulka has a lot to say, but rather than just talk shit through a bullhorn to the already converted at a rally, he’s decided to take a more populist approach and create an anti-war, anti-religious concept album. The radical politics and overall bizarreness are attractive, but some of the songs meander musically and seem underdeveloped. There are hauntingly cool lyrics throughout, with a handful of really cool tunes. The mix of folk, classic rock, and more aggressive contemporary styles works a lot of the time. The psychedelic material gets a bit campy though, like something out of an anti-drug After School Special. Only with the drugs. And not after school.

 –Art Ettinger (One Mad Son, onemadson.com)