by Grant Evans on Oct 03rd, 2011
I first became acquainted with Diarrhea Planet when their then fan and current guitar player, Emmett, would try to get me to go out and see them. At first, I was reluctant but I finally checked them out once he joined the band last year and have been hooked ever since.
Loose Jewels is Diarrhea Planet’s debut LP and clocking in at just under 19 minutes, packs a short but sweet punch. With the exception of “Fauser”, every song on this record is under 2:15. There’s no bullshit. Everything is straight to the point.
This record is filled with face melting guitar leads, group sing-alongs and tastefully concise song compositions. There are plenty of fast, house party appropriate tracks on here, like “Cigarettes” and “Your Head”, but they show their dynamic abilities in songs like “Orange Girls”, which is my favorite cut on the album.
It’s tough to throw Diarrhea Planet into a genre. They’re punk enough to play in some guy’s basement but poppy enough that my mother would be humming along after a few listens. So I’ll say this, if you’ve taken the time to read this review for a band called Diarrhea Planet, you should probably check out this record. I bet you’ll like it.
“Long Live Diarrhea Planet and Long Live Everyone I Know”
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