BARREN MARYS: Wired Wrong: CD

I could see a time where I gave this a better review. It kind of reminds me of the stuff I used to listen to when I was a teenager, and I probably would have put a song or two on a mixtape at a time. There’s some decent stuff here, but something’s missing. Honestly, I wonder if it was just that I think this would be a more fun album if it was recorded sloppier. It just sort of sounds like an also-ran It’s Alive release from ten years ago that bought studio time at the wrong place. –Gwen Static (Violated, violatedrecords.com / Franken Sense, no address listed)