LOSER X: Underground Idiots: 7”

I feel like I’m blaspheming in church—kicking out an oops-poop in a pew or something—but I’ve got to be honest and say it sounds like Snuffy Smiles broke their winning streak with this one. While the label is renowned for putting out some of the best heart-on-your-sleeve raggedy-edge pop punk on the planet, they’ve chosen a fairly dull hardcore band to do a record with here. Eight songs, heavy references to Minor Threat—lyrically and otherwise. One of those records where all the pieces should fit together to form a juggernaut, but something got lost along the way. The atonal vocals and terrible cover art don’t help. Damn.

 –keith (Snuffy Smiles)