But what makes LP number six so engrossing is that fact that they use their rekindled relationship with garage rock as an ingredient to move even further ahead musically, as nothing here (aside from the early '80s Misfits sound of the title track), truly sounds like it was recorded by this group of musicians.
It's always been an issue that Tim Cohen lacks dynamic vocal delivery, but on tracks like "Qualm of Innocence" and "Walking Blues," he uses his vocals as a mood piece instead, giving listeners a range of emotion through phrasing and melodic stretches. Wymond Miles' guitar seems to be in sync with this emotion, as the duo trade licks throughout the short eight-track album.
It's remarkable that the Fresh & Onlys have yet to make a disappointing album, but even more that they manage to keep the streak alive given their level of experimentation. (Sinderlyn)