Of the newer records below, the longest and noisiest and artsiest, by the lady-led Oakland trio She Mob, is also the catchiest and funniest. How often does that happen? Of the older stuff, the Residents are probably noisier and artsier, but only the Rezillos are catchier and funnier. Also worth mentioning is that Texas's Black Angels do a song called "The First Vietnamese War," and Jersey's DC Snipers do one called "Electric Chair From Saigon," though probably neither band has any members old enough to remember the conflict in question. And it should be noted that Art Brut ("I can't stand the sound of the Velvet Underground/I can't stand that sound, the second time around") might not... More >>>