Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Soul-Crusher [Caroline, 1987] D+
  • Astro-Creep: 2000 [Geffen, 1995] Dud

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Soul-Crusher [Caroline, 1987]
The lyric sheet that spruces up this consumer-object-in-spite-of-itself makes a promise: "Out of the chaos comes a reason." But not out of the consumer object, an inedible noise-rock omelet distinguished from the competition by drawling voice-and-guitars. People consent to fascism because they think fascism will be more fun than this. They could be right. D+

Astro-Creep: 2000 [Geffen, 1995] Dud