The Sonic Youth inspiration is immediately apparent, with hectic drums and fizzling guitar. Cracked-voice yelling, harsh and unregulated, surely doing further damage to the already-fried amps. Drummer Jason Johnson is notable, bringing a Clash sound to the fray.
"Plastic heart" adds a touch of metal, a deliberately unrefined Iron Maiden or Shadows Fall.
"Blue Light Special" is pure gleeful destroy-it-all punk rock. Suetta also has a mad sense of humor, delighting in coming at the listener from out of left field ("8 Track Warrior," "Stage Banter,") , displaying a morbid desire for tobacco in "I Wish I Had Tins" and blithely apologizing for being themselves in the Beach Boys-esque "Roadside Diner."
Semi-enjoyable (are you really supposed to enjoy punk rock?) and fresh. 7/10 -- April Larson (1 July, 2009)