I was so excited to get a CD from Brooklyn, with the first song called “Meanwhile in Greenpoint.” (I live in Greenpoint, a super Polish part of Brooklyn.) I was hoping to hear lots of songs about ridiculous Greenpoint people, buildings, stories. (Yes, I am a sucker for the specific song — see my Radon record collection!). Anyway, this isn’t that. Nakatomi Plaza play mid-tempo punk rock with lots of breakdowns with personal/political lyrics. Okay, but sort of over-done at this point. Still, if they wrote a song about the four drunk guys who hang out in McGolerick Park, I’d listen! If this were a cereal, it’d be generic Cheerios. Let’s hear something new!
–maddy (Immigrant Sun)