Friday, February 4, 2011

Noodle Muffin "Karmic Bitchslap," "Time to Retox"

(Fyoog State) I am completely befuddled that despite their dumb name, despite messing around with some odious styles (jokey 80s retro, pop punk, whatever it is Smashmouth does), and despite them thinking "Cuntservative" is an acceptable song title, I am actually charmed by Noodle Muffin. The way they never get hung up on punchlines but rather commit to a song's humorous theme and then just jump into it head first, the way the singer's voice never gets too aggressive (which keeps the humor from getting ugly), and the pleasantly jarring jumping around from style to style (even to the Smashmouth sound) made me totally not hate these guys. And a tribute to Billy Bob Thornton that sounds better than all the Billy Bob Thornton recordings is a nice bonus.

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