ROCK, PAPER, STUPID: Self-Titled: 7"

Sep 25, 2007

Please take this as constructive criticism. This should have been a demo, something handed out to friends on cassette or CD-R, songs to work on, ideas to flesh out. Because, at it stands, the recording’s real muddy (if I notice that your drums sometimes sound like bricks of tofu whacked with wooden spoons, it’s probably pretty bad), the songs are ehh (there are about five good places to end them before you do), and the whole thing’s real choppy and sorta faceless (but going for Crimpshrine and Allergic To Bullshit? Maybe.). I’m no proponent of “pro dude, pro attitudes,” but a little bit more attention to the details to let the good parts sparkle—they’re in there; I just don’t want to have to dig for ‘em—would do a world of good.

 –todd (Scattered, Smothered, and Covered)