FULL OF FANCY: Sweet Baby Jesus: CD

Jan 24, 2008

It’s fitting that the cover art is full of gummy bears; at the core, this is super sugary, ultra fun, catchy pop. But then, there’s a strange, distinctive aftertaste, that leaves you unsure of what it is, just that it’s GOOD. In this case, it stems from a distinct mid-’90s alternative rock influence that becomes a little more noticeable with every listen. Think a stripped-down version of The Soviettes putting out a record on Sub Pop in its heyday. Think jelly beans dipped in fudge. Think one of the best first full lengths of the year. Think highly recommended.

 –joe (Whoa Oh)