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one word Record Reviews

by Joey Germ


Hey, I'm a minimalist. Why mince words when saying petty, vindictive things, or nice ass-kissey things about an artist and their work? One word can often sum up our feelings about someone or something whether we like or no like. It worked for our hairy, cave-dwelling ancestors didn't it? Sure it did.

THE DT'S
Hard Fixed (Estrus)

Shaking.

JERRY FELS
I've Made My Bed and Now I'm Lying in It (NFR)

Sleepy.

THE HURT PROCESS
Drive By Monologue (Victory)

Hurtful.

THE FALLOUTS
Summertime (Estrus)

Hot!

LOVE STORY IN BLOOD RED
Love Story in Blood Red (Backward Masking)

Lovely.

SPLITHABIT
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (Double Zero)

Broke.

VARIOUS
Bad Scene, Everyone's Fault; Jawbreaker Tribute (Dying Wish)

Honorific!

VISION
Detonate (Chunksaah)

Explosive.

VOLCANO VULTURE
Wave of Fur (Bad Bunny)

Furry.

FLORAPOP
Sunshine Saturday (JAM)

Florapoppy.

THE FORGOTTEN
Out of Print (BYO)

Fugetaboutit.

MONEEN
are we really happy with who we are right now(Vagrant)

Monon.

ONE MAN ARMY
Rumors and Headlines (BYO)

Outnumbered.

ORGANIC
The Life and Times of Sal Sagev (Microcosm/Boss Tunage)

Earthy.

PISTOL GRIP
Another Round (BYO)

Gripping.

POLKAHOLICS
Polka Can't Die (no label)

Fabpolkatastariffic.

SCISSORFIGHT
Potential New Agent for Unconventional Warfare (Tortuga)

Cutting.

VARIOUS
Fat Music Vol. VI (Fat Wreck)

Varying.

BURY YOUR DEAD
Cover Your Tracks (Victory)

Murderous.

DENVER HARBOR
Scenic (Universal)

Landlubbers.

FOREVER CHANGED
The Need to Feel Alive (Flood Gate)

Pubescent.

GLORY OF THIS
Adoration (Indianola)

Vainglorious.

THE KNOCKOUT PILLS
1 + 1 + Ate (Estrus)

Knocked-up.

SLEEPYKID
Monday Morning Smile (Get Hip)

Zzzzzzzzzzzz.

THE NEW TRANSIT DIRECTION
Wonderful Defense Mechanisms (Some Records)

Southerly.

FOREVER FORGOTTEN
Dying Beautiful (Thorp)

Recalled.

THE REASON
Ravenna (SmallMan)

Exscream-o.

NERF HERDER
American Cheese (Honest Don's)

Nerdherders.

WAFFLE HOUSE
Olympia (Forge Again)

Syrupy.

WAX CANNON
Life-Sized Animals Walking Around (Commie Martyr)

Bombarding.

KNUT
Challenger (Hydra Head)

Challenging!

SMOKE
Smoke Follows Beauty (Kozmik)

Potheads.

THE SOUND OF URCHIN
You Are the Best (RCA)

Blubblubblub (get it?)

STRUNG OUT
An American Paradox (Fat Wreck Chords)

Paradoxical

CLAUDIA MALIBU
Silver Tangerine Hangover (Teardrop)

Psychelicious.

SICK OF IT ALL
Live in a Dive Series (Fat)

Nauseating.

THE KAISERS
Shake Me! (Get Hip)

Shook.

BAD ASTRONAUT/ARMCHAIR MARTIAN
The World's IBC Heavyweight Championship split EP(O&O)

Astronomical.

BRACKET
Live in A Dive (Fat Wreck Chords)

Racket.

DUOTANG
The Bright Side (Mint)

Dull-o-tang.

GRANDPA'S GHOST
Stardust & Smog/Early Autumn Waltz Double CD(Upland)

Haunting.

LIMP
Limp (Honest Don's)

Flaccid.

NO USE FOR A NAME
Live in a Dive (Fat Wreck Chords)

Useless.

WILL HAVEN
Carpe Diem (Revelation)

Unseized.

RIVER CITY REBELS
Playing to Live, Living to Play (Victory)

Rebellious. (too easy?)

STUDENT RICK
Soundtrack for a Generation (Victory)

D+

VICTIMS FAMILY
Apocalicious (Alternative Tentacles)

Victimlicious.

CANNIBAL CORPSE
Bloodthirst (Metal Blade)

Savage.

INDECISION

Release the Cure (MIA)
Undecided.

LEADFOOT
Take a Look (TMC)

Unleaded.

NOFX
The Decline (Fat Wreck Chords)

Nothnx.

REATARDS
You're So Lewd 7" (empty)

Challenged.

TREE
Playing to Live, Living to Play (Victory)

Lumbering.

IN MY EYES
Nothing to Hide (Revelation)

Astigmatismic.

JUPITER DOWN
Jupiter Down (Beluga)

Interplanetary.

MONSTER MAGNET
Dopes to Infinity (A&M)

Stoned.

FUGAZI
Red Medicine (Dischord)

Fugazi.

BAD BRAINS
God of Love (Maverick)

Muted.

LUNACHICKS
Jerk of all Trades (Go-Kart)

Obnoxious

DFL
Proud to be DFL (Epitaph)

Yawn--excuse me (that wasn't part of the review). Hardcore.

SUPERCHUNK
Here's Where the Strings Come in (Merge)

Superfluous.

MERCURY REV
See You on the Other Side (Sony)

Mercurial.

THE FLAMING LIPS
Clouds Taste Metallic (Warner Bros.)

Silly.

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
Firme (Epitaph)

Ska-tatonic or Ska-tological (you pick).

SONIC YOUTH
Washing Machine (DGC)

Vindicating.

BOSS HOG
Boss Hog (DGC)

Boss.

FULLY/LADY LUCK
A New Beginning split CD (ITJ)

Splitting.

KILLING CULTURE
Killing Culture (Edel America)

Ejective.

CHUMP
Spaceheater (Readymade)

Chumpy.

LIVING SACRIFICE
Reborn (Tooth & Nail)

Vicious.

GUTTERMOUTH
Musical Monkey (Nitro)

Profane.

AVENUE VENDOME
Saturn Chateaux (Full Court Press)

Spacey.

MELVINS
Honky (AmRep)

Whitey.

LIFT
Lifelike (Daemon)

Lifting.

STAVESACRE
Absolutes (Tooth & Nail)

Absolutely.

SLICK SHOES
Rusty (Tooth & Nail)

Slick shit (Sorry that was two words.)

SEBADOH
Bakesale (Sub Pop)

Pensive.

LIZ PHAIR
Whip Smart (Matador)

Popular.

MORSEL
Noise Floor (choke, inc.)

Hi-fi-sci-fi.

JOHN SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION
Orange (Matador)

Frenzied.

GUIDED BY VOICES
Bee Thousand (Scat)

Artistic.

WESLEY WILLIS
Mr. Magoo Goes to Jail (no label)

Autistic.

SIN NATION SINSATION
Second Coming of the... (Metalli-Sized)

Atoescious.

PSYCHO PUNKS
Eat Shit and Die (Really Rad)

Unruly.

KNOB GOBBLER
Firme (Epitaph)

Unnecessary.

THE WOODROWS
Grunge Has Been Good to Me (Woodrow Hill)

Ultimate.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
Purple (Atlantic)

Purply.

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