3rd February, 2008

IF YOU loved ‘No One Knows’ by Queens of the Stone Age, and longed for the rest of Songs for the Deaf to be like that song, then you’ll probably enjoy Mexicolas. Only probably, because aside from three great songs, X has some irritatingly average ones.

The band set the bar too high for themselves with ‘Times Infintiy’,Come Clean’ and ‘Shame’, and the remaining ten songs don’t even finish the run up. ‘Big in Japan’s lyrics are strewn with cringe-worthy rhymes, and songs such as ‘Evil’, which do have half-decent ideas, run out of steam very quickly. That said, if you just want something simple to jump around to, then this should be your first stop in 2008.

6/10

Published in Student Direct, February 2008

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