REACTION, THE: We Have Nothing to Lose But Boredom: 10”

May 03, 2011

This record is a definite testament to the awesomeness of The Reaction’s live show. Unfortunately, you wouldn’t know it unless you had seen The Reaction before hearing this disc. Live, they attack you aurally with a loudness that will drown you in their brand of punk-tinged, druggy indie rock. While a few tracks convey Reaction’s radness, too many seem to fall victim to “advantages” of recording. Live, their instruments seem to form like Voltron or a chimera-like beast. Here, they seem too separate and clean. While not a bad record, it is not what I want from a Reaction recording.

 –Vincent (Let’s Pretend, / No Breaks,