Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Electric Six - Senor Smoke

As great as their debut album "Fire" was, there was always the danger that the joke would wear thin long before a follow-up could ever be released. And whilst "Senor Smoke" doesn't live up to it's predecessor, either in terms of tunes or hilarity, there is enough good stuff on it to render it worth a listen.

Internet-only single "Vibrator" is an instant sing-a-long classic, (who could resist the lines "she don't need no Vibrator, no electric genetalia tonight") and rocks out as much as anything we've heard from them before. "Boy or Girl", "Devil Night's" and "Rock and Roll Evacuation" all display the irreverence one would expect and all have laugh out loud moments contained within, and all have the ability to get you dancing.

Sadly there is too much "by the numbers" filler on this album to make it really stand out, but there's enough quality to make it a worthwhile addition to Fire.

Icon's View - 3 out of 5

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