Irresponsibles "quality of life" 2001

Judging by the introductory Self Sabotage song, this quartet is intent on recreating a pop rock album in a style of mildly independent slacker rock groups, complete with the explicit lyrics. But delving deeper into the record, the band walks a tightrope between art rock and pop rock similar to The Rheostatics and David Bowie. Having been associated with stalwart Adrian Belew, the songs have a subtle wall of sound supporting them, whether it's the classical arrangements overshadowed by Andrew Kuhn and his hearty guitar work. In some instances, the basic rock structure takes a quirky turn in the chorus, with the results being mixed.