Thursday, August 18, 2016
ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD / Christmas Island 
Pushing forward with a more fuller sound, that includes more fuzzy guitars, somber violins and humming 80's-esque synthesizers, AJJ are prepared for wider recognition. They're still writing upbeat head-boppers but seemed to have found a love for some softer songs where frontman Sean Bonnette seems most emotionally comfortable. His lyrics are still sarcastically vulnerable reality checks but as a whole the band sounds really tired which on many tracks it's used to their best bitter advantage.
3½ museum melt-downs out of 5
Songs of Note: Coffin Dance; Temple Grandin Too