JONUH: Self-titled: CDEP

This isn’t too bad, rather rockin’ and melodic, but man-o-man, what cheesy lyrics. Still, this is a kind of a good record when one looks beyond that. But something still sticks in my craw, though. The band’s look and sound reminds me of stuff from the late ‘80s, but not quite, as if this could have been a Taang! record from 1991. Somehow that irks me. Maybe the problem is that this appears to be a self-produced record but it has very slick packaging; using Daddy’s money for a punk(?) band? Okay, final word: decent (if retrophonic) music; rehashed early emo lyrics. Final score: above average, but not by much.

 –Eric Carlson (