RATFACE: Ratassed: CD

Have you ever walked into a conversation and laughed because you thought a joke was being told, only to find out it was a serious discussion? It can be confusing and embarrassing, especially when you thought the joke being told was a dead baby joke. That’s how I felt when I put this disc on. The music is a bizarre and perfectly executed Finnish interpretation of American thugcore, complete with pseudo-rap breakdowns. At first, I couldn’t put my finger on whether they were making fun of the genre or paying tribute to it with songs like “Crazytown Coolio” and “Kingking of Blingbling.” Actually, I’m still not sure, but I’m going to consider the following line the band’s mission statement: “Giving all you PC kids a stupidity injection.”

 –mp (Full House)