WOLVES IN ARGYLE: Dangereux: CD

This album was produced by Tad Doyle and mastered by Jack Endino. That’s a grunge production dream team. And it does sound great. The band features members of The Gits, Naked Aggression, and some other bands, but I don’t see much of an influence. The songs are very ’92. None of the songs particularly stand out. The description claims the band “blur the lines between punk, grunge, desert rock, and 1990s Sub Pop alt-rock.” Can you guess the connection? Yes: they use distortion. What they blur is the lines between any of their songs. This sort of power chord-driven rock runs together a bit for me. But it’s a pro job, so if you’re into “alternative” rock check it out. –Billups Allen (Argyle, wolvesinargyle.com)