(2009) Stoosh

Skunk Anansie

... read moreThe second offering from aggro-political rockers Skunk Anansie finds producer Garth Richardson (L7, Rage Against the Machine) at the helm. Frontwoman Skin's vocals grab the listener by the scruff of the neck and demand attention. The rest of the band backs her with a frenzied, yet focused, sonic...

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47′:36″ 11 Songs

1
Yes It's Fucking Political
Skunk Anansie
3:52
2
All I Want
Skunk Anansie
3:52
3
She's My Heroine
Skunk Anansie
5:04
4
Infidelity (Only You)
Skunk Anansie
6:00
5
Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)
Skunk Anansie
3:27
6
Twisted (Everyday Hurts)
Skunk Anansie
4:15
7
We Love Your Apathy
Skunk Anansie
5:11
8
Brazen (Weep)
Skunk Anansie
4:32
9
Pickin On Me
Skunk Anansie
3:15
10
Milk Is My Sugar
Skunk Anansie
3:50
11
Glorious Pop Song
Skunk Anansie
4:18
Released 08 February 2009, One Little Indian Recording Ltd

Review

The second offering from aggro-political rockers Skunk Anansie finds producer Garth Richardson (L7, Rage Against the Machine) at the helm. Frontwoman Skin's vocals grab the listener by the scruff of the neck and demand attention. The rest of the band backs her with a frenzied, yet focused, sonic attack, giving serious punch to tracks like the breakneck "Twisted (Everyday Hurts)" and the lumbering, scathing "We Love Your Apathy." Stoosh finds Skunk Anansie still raging for political activism (albeit sometimes through muddy lyrics), and the band makes no bones about that fact (addressed succinctly on "Yes It's F*****g Political." Skin proves herself capable of more personal issues as well on the subtle, moody "Infidelity (Only You)" and the lighter (musically) pop/rocker "Glorious Pop Song." Skunk Anansie's full-frontal charge can be wearing at times, but for a good dose of aggressive, hard rock with better-than-average lyrics, Stoosh succeeds more than it fails. ~ Tom Demalon