Written by GE 138.
It only took Druglords Of The Avenues 5 years to release their sophomore album called New Drugs, and man, was it ever worth the wait! This side project of $wingin' Utter$ frontman Johnny Peebucks is chock full of all the things which make the Utter$ so damn great - catchy, powerful guitar riffs and lotsa hooks galore, lyrics that read as Bukowski-like drunken street poetry, and lots and lots of stuff to scream and yell along with. I think I'm comfortable on going out on a limb here by saying I like this release more than the $wingin' Utter$ last album. Could just be me though. This album by DOTA captures the early spirit of that band, without sounding rehashed or forced. This CD was mixed well. You turn it up and it sounds good, especially those drums, and I love the guitar work on here, although For My Life's guitar riff is a clean ripoff of Sittin' 'Round At Home by the Buzzcocks... heh heh Could of done without the Reggae song too... just saying. Standout tracks include This Is A Pig, There's Something Seriously Wrong With Me, Such A Bore, and, does the closing song on here, Hooray For The Holidays, have sleigh bells on it??? hahaha Brilliant!! Fantastic release from Druglords Of The Avenue. Let's hope it doesn't take another 5 years for another one. :-)
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