Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
Just coasting on a legend...
Carrie M Becker | 08/25/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"One of the weakest punk "reunion" albums of the 90s this version of X Ray Spex sounds nothing like their incredible 1978 LP. This more recalls Blondie (c.79-80) with a hint of the Banshies (c.81). Rank this along side Slaughter & the Dogs' disapointing "Shocking" (1991). If you want to hear some GOOD 90s stuff from 70s punt vets check out Buzzcocks' "Trade Test Transmission", the Damned's "Not of This Earth" and the Misfits' "American Psycho"."
Carrie M Becker | Chicago, IL United States | 03/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm giving this album 5 stars to balance out the previous horrible review. Otherwise, it would be a very strong 3. The wit and humor of the band's seminal work is unfortunately mostly missing here, but their focus remains tight. Musically, it is very reminiscent of singer Poly Styrene's under-appreciated solo work in the 80s. It's not just punk rock guitar slashing and it does a very good job of servicing her vocals.
Fans of X-Ray Specks are a different breed of punk fans, and I think most will find this to be an interesting album."