Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CARTER U.S.M / Post Historic Monsters (1993)

PHM is the sound of a band bored with Pop music and unafraid to criticise the genre in which they exist. Much of it sounds tired, jaded and angry.
There's a lot of rehashed material from the glory days but it's too layered, cranked louder and much of it blends together into noise. The lyrics are still poetically criticising commercialism and the underlying problems of society in an entertaining way, but they're too often buried under the fuzz of the guitars. It's a less welcome side of Carter that we hadn't heard before.

Songs of Note: Lean on Me, I Won't Fall Over; Travis

3 (we know who Lenny and Terrence really are) out of 5

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