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The Muffs – Really Really Happy

 

 

Buy Now!/>Fronted by Kim Shattuck on vocals and guitar and backed by bassist Ronnie Barnett and Roy McDonald on drums, the Muffs blend simple and melodic riffs and tight rhythms with aggressive and spontaneous rock. With this mixture they have created 17 hook-happy power-pop tunes that could easily be their best effort so far. If you're a Muffs fan (and who isn't) "Really Really Happy" is a must have CD.

Tracks:

  1. Freak Out
  2. A Little Luxury
  3. Really Really Happy
  4. Something Inside
  5. Everybody Loves You
  6. Don't Pick On Me
  7. And I Go Pow
  8. My Lucky Day
  9. Fancy Girl
  10. How I Pass The Time
  11. Slow
  12. I'm Here I'm Not
  13. The Whole World
  14. My Awful Dream
  15. By My Side
  16. Oh Poor You
  17. The Story Of Me

Excerpt from AllMusic.com review by Mark Deming

It's certainly good to know that Kim Shattuck and her partners in pop-punk, the Muffs, are still at it 11 years after dropping their first long-player (particularly since the sainted and not dissimilar Fastbacks have called it a career), and 2004's Really Really Happy shows that she's held on to the virtues that made her (and her band) lots of fun in the first place. Shattuck still has a great ear for guitar hooks, can play 'em with an admirable sense of chunky economy, and writes lyrics that blend an overgrown teenager's sense of snooty goofiness (or goofy snottiness) without shortchanging the relationship stuff that's usually the province of us grown-ups...

 
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