HUMMS, THE: Lemonland: LP

Jan 11, 2011

This band is never bad, but are at their best when they’re straightforward on such tracks as “Fat Bat” and “Blood Sucking Vampire.” This definitely showcases the fact that this group of musicians have some cool influences and can play different stuff, but, as an album, I would say the A side lacks cohesion, with the B side picking up the pace but still not blowing your mind. At its best, this sounds like a good band to see opening for Black Lips, White Stripes, or No Bunny. At its worst, it sounds like a band trying to throw some noise together in a vain attempt to sound awesome like Sonic Youth, Jesus And Mary Chain, or Velvet Underground.

 –Rene Navarro (Bachelor)