February 13, 2008

The Dirtbombs - We Have You Surrounded (2008)

I always look forward to another exciting set of fuzzed out garage rock and the Dirtbombs usually deliver. However, We Have You Surrounded doesn't pack the same punch as the stellar Dangerous Magical Noise or Ultraglide in Black; the lyrics are darker and the music is moodier. Although there are a couple standout tracks upfront, the second half of the album slips into 8 tiring minutes of psychedelic noise, perhaps representing the coming apocalypse.