jason gilmour | Toronto, Ontario | 09/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yikes! This IS modern rock'n'roll baby! All sexed up, dressed up and messed up!! Extra Width whips it on ya with solid soul-punk power that should get yo' sorry butt motivatin' on the dance floor and home in bed. Mr Spencer and the boys don't give a darn what people in the lame, traditional, conservative "blues" scene think of them, they just wail on it. This album still stands up as THE blues/punk masterpiece. The Jon Spencer Blue Explosion wrote the book ( well, almost ) on minimalist blues sludge and pushed the envelope of the genre while Jack and Meg were still tryin' to coordinate their wardrobe!"
Good, but my least favorite
N. Langston | Sarasota, Florida United States | 01/14/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am a big JSBX fan, and I still think this is a good album, but I personally find it there least enjoyable. This is mainly due to the fact that Jon's vocals are gargled and mixed to the back. This is a shame because Jon's voice is so good, the distorted vocals make it kind of hard to hear his hummor, and that is in my opinion, the best part of there sound. Tracks 1-5 are great, so it is still an essential, but the rest could probably be done without."