LASH OUTS, THE: State of Excess: CD

The good points are that the singer has an Elvis Costello-ish voice and the music is upbeat. However, I feel the instrumental, “Bowels of Time (First Movement),” was drawn out and sounds like pieces of all of the other songs on the CD smashed together. About half the album feels too much like complaining. I mean, yeah complain about shit that bugs you, sure. But this feels like they’re trying to spoon feed me a big bowl of mushy, overly-long complaints. Not my cup of tea. –Becky Rodriguez (Clam Jam, thelashouts.bandcamp.com)