MOPE CITY: Within These Walls: LP

Sep 16, 2021

I’m sorry, but I don’t know what kind of music this is or why anybody would like it. “Music for aspiring narcoleptics” seems as apt a descriptor as any. Props for the truth-in-advertising in the band’s name, though! BEST SONG: “Rocket Surgery,” because it briefly reminded me ever-so-slightly of that part about the car radio in “The Unheard Music” by X. Yeah, that’s the high point. BEST SONG TITLE: “Rocket Surgery” is pretty great, as is “Found God in Later Years,” “Don’t Understand the Shorthand,” and “When X Means Y.” Song titles are not the problem here. FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: The Copperplate font was really never all that cool. –Rev. Nørb (Tenth Court)