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Archive for the 'Ugly' Category

The Hex Dispensers

Monday, January 7th, 2008

The Hex Dispensers

Alien Snatch Records

This trio is like a demonic Ramones. Fast, three-chord punk rock with tracks like “Tentacles!” “InsomniACK” and “Arsenic Milkshake,” that just blend into one another. This, however, I don’t think was ever needed.

Shelf Life

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007


Public Eyesore Records

This is for all of those avant-garde freaks that are too good for music, because there is none to be found in this 79 minute eternity…literally.

The Scruffs

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Pop Manifesto

Scruffsville Records

Stephen Burns has rocked the Scruffs name and made it his own for the past 30 years. This is the one album that makes you wish he would hang it up.

Complicated Shirt

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Compromising Compostitions

Alone Records

They make it a point to be (sigh) complicated, which makes them more annoying than anything.

Holly & Plastic

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Life After the Lie

Double Plus Good Records

For anybody who really wants to listen to an album just to see if they can get from beginning to end. It’s a random, jumbled cacophonous mess.


Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Blank Faced Clocks

Pig Zen’s Pace Records

Independent? Check Low-budget? Check. Vocals that make Sanjaya sound like Chris Cornell? Check.

The Vladimirs

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Serpent Girl & Songs to Shed the Skin

Blood and Guts Records 

Horror punk? It’s like The Offspring meets Danzig meets the Scream trilogy.

Viva La Foxx

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

I Knew It Wasn’t Love But…

Shake It Records 

The best place for this dirty garage group is swept out with the rest of the garbage, which is actually better than it deserves.

Pegasus Unicorn

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Touch and Discover

Basement Transmissions Records 

A horrid combination of James Bond, Sesame Street and the sounds of someone taking a dump.