Minus the Bear – Highly Refined Pirates

Minus the Bear – Highly Refined Pirates (Suicide Squeeze Records)

Hilarious song titles like “Hey, Wanna Throw Up,” Get Me Naked 2: Electric Boogaloo,” and “I Lost All My Money at the Cock Fights” might make you think you’ve picked up the Emo equivalent to Weird Al Yankovic. Think again. It’s more of the tried and true loud/soft dynamics and disjointed time signatures that have made Emo the Muzak of Generation Y. Not a bad record but not nearly as intriguing as the song titles.

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