On her third album, the former Nickelodeon star sheds the cute popstar image, adopting a message of empowerment that rings true
So Much For The Ten Year Plan - A Retrospective 1990-2000
There's still life in the Therapy? camp yet.
you had to be there.
The fact Therapy? don't fit
into the stifling one-upsmanship
of rock's climate is the beautiful timing of this collection. None
of the current crop fuse this kind
of metalcore spite and pop sensibility, meaning the bulk of
'So Much...' shits Korn before breakfast, and adds tunes to boot. Earlier vitriolic splatters like
'Meat Abstract' and 'Potato Junkie' are fairly indebted to Big Black
and the Touch & Go aesthetic,
but it's their classic buzz-pop anthems - 'Teethgrinder', 'Nowhere', you know them like faded scars - invite the sort of nostalgia that comes with a free neck brace.
New track 'Bad Karma Follows You Around', an idiot savant
stomp of bullying intent, indicates there's still life in the Therapy? camp yet.
A smarter and more mature film than the first Bad Neighbours, albeit one that still loves a good dick joke
A satisfying return to Verve form that’s also a churning maelstrom of death, riots, revolution, terrorism and two-faced politicians
Oscar Scheller’s been compared to Blur and Elastica, and that sounds about right
Medium-sized guests and the vibey sounds of tropical house combine on an album that's not quite euphoric