April 26, 2009

The Living Things - Habeas Corpus (2009)

Do you ever have those albums that you like and dislike at the same time? Well, that's how I feel about the Living Things' Habeas Corpus. I can't put my finger on what it is exactly about their hard rock rubs me the wrong way. It might be the radio ready production (smooth where it should be rough) or the hackneyed politics, which should be enough to keep me away, but the songs are simple and catchy and more often than not I find myself jamming along. I wouldn't really call this a guilty pleasure, more of a conflicted pleasure. Anyway, listen to "Mercedes Marxist" and you should be able to tell how you will feel about the rest of the songs.


awmercy said...

I think the best songs off this album will find a nice home in my workout shuffle.