God, I hate record reviewers, especially the smug, confused bastards that write for little 'zines. They're all gonna (once again) tell us how Bob Pollard and company sold out by going into a fancy studio (Electric Lady) and recording a record with Ric Ocasek (ex-Car). What a bunch of knee-jerk morons. They can't seem to pull their indie-cred stained earplugs out and actually listen to anything anyway. This record rocks, it sounds good when you crank it up and it's one of the few records from the '90s that I'll be listening to in ten years. Remember, lo-fi wasn't a style, it was a necessity. (TVT, 23 East 4th St., New York, NY 10003)

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