Supersuckers Get It Together

Supersuckers Get It Together
It’s taken half a decade but "the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world” have finally managed to compile enough material to follow up 2003’s Motherfuckers Be Trippin’. However, where that affair still featured a degree of the band’s initial punk rock leanings modestly affected by the laidback casualness of maturity, Get It Together is almost entirely enveloped by a swaggering pace. These dozen songs are solid but not quite as raucous or vibrant as their earlier work. Instead, they maintain the same course established on more recent EPs and singles: a countrified twang with modest inflections of dominant groove here and there. Still, singer Eddie Spaghetti can put a wily twist on his lyrics and bolster it with an infectious melody, making tunes such as "When I Go, I’m Gone,” "Paid” and "She Is Leaving” solidly engaging. While Get It Together is comforting in that the ’Suckers are still going strong, it would have been nicer to hear them raging with unbridled aggression. (Migratoire)