STRUNG OUT: Agents of the Underground: CD

May 25, 2010

I’ve tried to get into Strung Out over their last couple of releases and haven’t been able to do it. I did find a copy of Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues a few months back and actually enjoyed it. I think it was because the band didn’t sound so slick and processed at that point. There was some grit to grab onto. This new album isn’t changing my opinion that the band is too much like a Teflon-coated pan. I will give it to the band that they’re technically accomplished musicians, but, jeez, at least drop a few tracks of treatment out of the vocals. This isn’t bad, so much as it leaves no lasting impression on me at all.  –Adrian (Fat)