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Backyard Babies : Making Enemies Is Good
Generic Swedish grunge
But it's not all rank'n'roll in the Babies' Backyard. And there has to be at least one good reason why 'Making Enemies...' reached the top of the charts on their home turf other than through lack of any decent alternative. So 'Bigger W/A Trigger' is a healthy enough diversion with crossover appeal, and new single 'Brand New Hate' benefits from Ginger Wildheart's sonic stamp, delivering a good-time rock blast á la Guns N'Roses. But the rest burdens the listener with such hilarious tripe as "The kids are right from doing wrong" ('The Kids Are Right') buried within the bland, Slashy solos.
Cliché-ridden vocalist Nicke Borg reckons the Backyard Babies will sound fresh and exciting in ten years' time. That's a long wait.
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