SWEETHEART: XOXOX: CD

Having a bit of a tough time with this one, ‘cause… okay, the songs are goddamned catchy, okay? Thing is, the whole endeavor feels so contrived, so utterly manufactured, sicky-clean, and primed to grace the next teenybop love flick that it’s a bit hard to claw through the plastic ‘n’ get to the gritty human bits. Was gonna say that it might have a bit more sway with me if I was fourteen, but then I remembered at that age I was enamored with Black Flag and fully committed to ruining other people’s days.

 –jimmy (Sweetheart, iheartsweetheart.com)