Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Slam [Epic, 1990] C+

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Slam [Epic, 1990]
Marginally more lyrical on Epic than on Homestead (less like the Embarrassment, which I take as evolution rather than compromise), their one great new postpunk moment is called "Monsters of Jazz" (about music, natch). They exemplify Amerindie's throw-it-up-against-the-wall phase--modestly talented bands granted their arbitrary shot, stiffing, and diluting the credibility and capital available to inspired music. No tragedy, because it isn't important enough. Just sad. C+

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