TURBONEGRO: Rocknroll Machine: LP

Sep 17, 2018

I realize we’re seemingly light years past the weird times that were the ’90s, and I fully realize that I haven’t really listened to any Turbonegro records since their two classic records from the mid-’90s, Ass Cobra and Apocalypse Dudes (which are both straight-up classics), and I know Turbonegro put out a good amount of records over the past twenty years with a lot of lineup changes… but this has to be Turbonegro at their worst. Completely unoriginal AC/DC-styled rock that tries to be edgy but just falls flat in every way. The lyrics are as dumb as can be, seemingly trying to be shocking or offend at times, but they can’t even seem do that right. This is a record so bland and uninspiring that I hope to never have to listen to it again. –Mark Twistworthy (Burger / Scandinavian Leather)