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Ain't My Lookout
Grifters
Ain't My Lookout
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Ain't My Lookout is the Grifters' tightest and cleanest record to date, but that's only a relative term--the band's previous records were so noisy and sloppy that it was occasionally difficult to discern melodies and ho...  more »

      
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All Artists: Grifters
Title: Ain't My Lookout
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sub Pop
Original Release Date: 2/13/1996
Release Date: 2/13/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 098787033724, 098787033717

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Album Description
Ain't My Lookout is the Grifters' tightest and cleanest record to date, but that's only a relative term--the band's previous records were so noisy and sloppy that it was occasionally difficult to discern melodies and hooks within the song. Apart from the band's sharper attack, things havent' changed that much on Ain't My Lookout. The songs are still based in rootsy, Stonesy rock & roll, but run through the shredder, making the riffs jagged and the chords angular. Although it has slightly higher production values than their early singles, the sound remains endearingly lo-fi and ragged. The Grifters haven't changed their sound enough to be labeled a sellout by their indie fans, but they may have opened it up enough to welcome in new fans.

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CD Reviews

My favorite album of all time
10/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have too many albums. Too many to listen to on a regular basis. But Ain't My Lookout creeps up on me once a year and stays in the CD player for a few months at a time. Not bad for an album that came out 6(?) years ago. I can't even remember when it came out. A band that never took itself too seriously and was able to rock without getting too impressed with themselves. Best part of the album is at the beginning of "My Apology" when you hear one of them get into the mic and just say "booga booga hey hey" and then 20 seconds later admit "I've had a bottle to drink""
Unbelievably great album
mongoose_soda | Earth | 11/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Grifters are one of the most underated bands of all time! I can't believe that they are not huge. This must be the biggest underated album ever. All of the songs are unique. The Grifters have taken a step from their usual lo-fi act and brought in some really complicated stuff. Hopefully sometime in the future they get the credit theat they deserve."
A neglected, but great, record
Ludwig J. Pluralist | Beacon, NY USA | 09/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In this era of plastic commercialism, this band and this particular recording really stand out. Sounding somewhat like a cross between a hard rocking Stonesy electric blues band and a lo-fi/post punk combo like Pavement, but ultimately having a sound all their own, the Grifters know how to do shuffling grooves and gorgeous guitar noises with the best of them. It's a pity that these guys aren't bigger; they deserve to be successful."