RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS: To the Confusion of Our Enemies: CD

For quite awhile now, there has been a lot of buzz about the Riverboat Gamblers. For some reason, perhaps due to my cynicism, and pessimist attitude towards everything, I didn’t jump on the Gambler bandwagon—I didn’t take the time to listen to them and I was skeptical. So when I got this CD, I put a lot of listening time into it—I mean, is it really possible to be as good as everyone says? Quite frankly, yes. After a couple listens, this CD grew on me and grew on me fast. The opening song, “True Crime” totally hooked me and is by far one of the best songs on the album. The production on the CD is fantastic and you can’t help but feel the energy these guys exude in their music. Like always, I have a couple favorite songs on the CD that I treasure more than the rest, which I keep on repeat for days at a time. They are “True Crime,” “Don’t Bury Me…I’m Still Not Dead,” “Biz Loves Sluts” (although there is one part before he goes into his spiel about chocolate, cinnamon and whip cream where he sounds a little like Fred Durst), “The Song We Used to Call ‘Wasting Time,’” and “Rent is Due” (which has carved out a special place in my heart).

 –jenny (Volcom)