WIMPS: Super Me: CS

Oct 28, 2015

After a few listens, I think this EP is just okay. It’s certainly not bad, even though some of the first lyrics I heard from it are “I know this sucks,” though I guess they’re talking about working a shitty job—so it’s not great either. It treads the line of mediocrity, and I can’t tell if they’re being sloppy on purpose or if they ran out of studio time. There are many parts where the vocals don’t sync up with each other. “Sloppy Seconds” is meandering and chaotic in what seems like an intentional way (especially based on its title). Lyrically, there’s not much going on. Many of the lines just repeat themselves throughout a verse, which means they’re easy to learn. I think that Rachel Ratner’s singing is my favorite part of the whole record. And this is one of my personal pet peeves: there is no track listing, lyrics, or band member names printed anywhere on the release. But it does come with a download code! Maybe Wimps are better live because Super Me is not really too engaging; I find myself tuning out. 

 –Kayla Greet (Kill Rock Stars, killrockstars.com)