Ubu Does Pop - in their own quirky style
Rich Latta | Albuquerque, NM - Land of Entitlement | 08/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not really a fan, so I haven't heard all of their stuff, but I suspect this is their most accessible album. These are fun songs, some are pretty catchy. Dave Thomas' vocals are high-pitched, wild and warbling (as usual). If you like the wacky style of early Talking Heads, there's a good chance you'll dig this album."
Pere Ubu II hit its stride with second effort.
Mostly Harmless | Mountain Home, AR | 02/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After the hit and miss "Tenement Year" the resurgent Pere Ubu rounded off a few of their quirkier edges and cranked out an exhilerating, almost user-friendly set of rockers. From the first breath of "Breathe" they draw the listener in with an inexhaustable motherlode of hooks. The buzzing and howling and usual impeccable musicianship is no less rewarding for being burnished a bit, and songs like "Waiting for Mary," a joyous pop romp, retain enough of Ubu's prescious anarchistic imagination to reward the challenge of repeated closer listens."