Wax – 13 Unlucky Numbers – Review

April 1, 1995

The best songs have Ramones simplicity. The unlucky of the 13 are the indie pop ignorables. Mid-temp and so Bostonian, you know it was recorded here.

Toadies – Rubberneck – Review

September 1, 1994

They’re a tight, fast alternation between punk’s three chord guitar slam and hardcore metal’s intricate lead. When they hit, they hit hard.

Cop Shoot Cop – Review

September 1, 1994

Release is one of those rare works that can catch a listener on the anger factor alone. Frustration drips from the CD like toxic waste from a treatment plant.

Helmet – Betty – Review

August 1, 1994

You’ll identify Helmet’s distinctive sonic attack in milliseconds. Betty continues where Meantime left off and treads some new territory, but not much.

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