Was the wait worth it? Lemme take a
bong hit before I answer with a "fuck yeah"...Down's 2nd offering is, in
short, amazing. These 5 crazy drunken bastards have produced an album
that is different from the last, with a completely different vibe, yet
it's oh so Down in every way. Southern rock seems to have taken over on
this one, with "Where I'm Going" pulling you straight back to the old
school. Close your eyes during "Doob Interlude" and you're in a van in
the 60's passing a joint and listening to a shitty little car stereo
complete with cheapo paper cone speakers. "Ghosts Along The Mississippi"
has first single screaming from it, easily one of the best Down tunes
ever. Of course I must mention "Stained Glass Cross" complete with
Hammond B3 organ, and the beautifully depressing (get it?) "Learn From
This Mistake". Then of course you have your heavy duty numbers like
"New Orleans Is A Dying Whore" and the newest ode to "The Seed".
This album pretty much kills everything that's out there right now.
Reviewed by: Wolfie