HULLMEN, THE: Expensive Taste: LP

Tough one—this has great packaging, beautiful marbled red vinyl, with solid production… but to these ears it sounds like a slow and ass-dragging Flesheaters, or a bit dirtier Brick By Brick-era Iggy Pop, not the man’s most fevered era. I spent most of these six songs wishing they’d just speed it up a bit, or do something to wrench free of the mid-tempo doldrums that most of Expensive Taste sits firmly within. 

 –keith (Golden Key)