URINALS: What is Real and What is Not: CD

This is nowhere nears as manic as their earlier efforts, but that twisted pop sensibility is still readily apparent and the songwriting is still consistently strong and challenging. Songs like “Theme from ‘Sex Taxi,’” “Baby Demons” and “Typical Tzar” stand up rather well to their classic material, while “Jumbo” and “In Praise of Fucked Up Girl” betray a Southwestern roots rock influence not previously apparent. While some bands should refrain from having another go at it, the Urinals prove to be an exception to that rule.

 –jimmy (Warning Label)