Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The Dead Milkmen: Eat Your Paisley [Restless, 1986]
I was delighted that these hostile but not asocial fellows hadn't taken to agonizing over their girlfriends, assuming they have any--they were playing the songs for laffs just like on the debut. Then I noticed that except for "Beach Party Vietnam" I wasn't laffing (or even chuckling), only smiling encouragingly now and then. Between the right attitude and the right stuff falls the lead balloon. B-