The Grifters Aint My Lookout

Type: Album

Release Date: February 12, 1996

Catalog No: SP337

Label: Sub Pop

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Ain’t My Lookout is the Grifters’ tightest and cleanest record to date, but that’s only a relative term — the band’s previous records were so noisy and sloppy that it was occasionally difficult to discern melodies and hooks within the song. Apart from the band’s sharper attack, things havent’ changed that much on Ain’t My Lookout. The songs are still based in rootsy, Stonesy rock & roll, but run through the shredder, making the riffs jagged and the chords angular. Although it has slightly higher production values than their early singles, the sound remains endearingly lo-fi and ragged. The Grifters haven’t changed their sound enough to be labeled a sellout by their indie fans, but they may have opened it up enough to welcome in new fans.

Ain’t My Lookout is the Grifters’ tightest and cleanest record to date, but that’s only a relative term — the band’s previous records were so noisy and sloppy that it was occasionally difficult to discern melodies and hooks within the song. Apart from the band’s sharper attack, things havent’ changed that much on Ain’t My Lookout. The songs are still based in rootsy, Stonesy rock & roll, but run through the shredder, making the riffs jagged and the chords angular. Although it has slightly higher production values than their early singles, the sound remains endearingly lo-fi and ragged. The Grifters haven’t changed their sound enough to be labeled a sellout by their indie fans, but they may have opened it up enough to welcome in new fans.

Tracks

  1. COVERED WITH FLIESCOVERED WITH FLIES
  2. PARTING SHOT
  3. MYSTERIOUS FRIENDS
  4. BOHO/ALT
  5. PRETTY NOTES
  6. DAY SHIFT
  7. LAST MAN ALIVE
  8. MY APOLOGY
  9. THE STRAIGHT TIME
  10. RETURN TO CINDER
  11. GIVE YOURSELF TO ME
  12. FIXED IN THE SKY
  13. RADIO CITY SUICIDERADIO CITY SUICIDE

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