Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • God Knows It's True [Matador, 1990] B+
  • Bandwagonesque [DGC, 1991] ***
  • Thirteen [DGC, 1993] Neither

Consumer Guide Reviews:

God Knows It's True [Matador, 1990]
Title tune's the only time they've yoked melody/noise/sound and sense/nonsense/paradox at optimum archness without undercutting either or both. The other one with words comes close. The two instrumentals only partly fulfill their modest mission in life, which is fusing strum and skronk. B+

Bandwagonesque [DGC, 1991]
a singa with attitude might put some there there ("Metal Baby," "Is This Music?") ***

Thirteen [DGC, 1993] Neither