Very much more of the same from Newcastle pop-punk oiks, Milky Wimpshake.
Last time I reviewed a Milky Wimpshake album, I used up all of my best, most witty and bile-filled lines to communicate how banal and stupid their music was. In the interests of fairness, this time around I'm going to try and get to five hundred words in a balanced and fair manner. You never know, I might even say some nice things; Milky Wimpshake have been making music for around twenty years now, so surely they must be doing something right.
The album begins with 'Chemical Spray', a no frills, no surprises, cheeky piece of strat pop. The guitar solo section is particularly of note, with some really fun, fairly solid rockabilly guitar licks. Other than that, if you are one of the Wimpshake faithful there is nothing especially new or ground breaking going on here. It is still monotone vocals and daft lyrics that do not really fit or even especially work, such as this fine, shining example: "ooh, ooh, going to school, the teacher's gonna teach you how to eat stool". This line does not really say anything and is not funny enough to justify the needless, slavish loyalty to a rhyme scheme.
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Putting the word 'Funny' in your album title is always risky business, as it opens you right up for a whole bunch of criticism if it turns out that your album isn't funny in the slightest. My Funny Social Crime falls foul of this, and goes as far as to dabble across the line where things go from 'just not funny' to 'annoying'.
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