I was a teenager in the nineties and so the sounds of alternative rock and the sight of flannel shirts will always make my heart beat a little faster. And that’s why a band like Jr. Juggernaut immediately has my sympathy.
On their second album (“Wake”) they sound very much like a band from that era that everybody overlooked back in the day. I’m even thinking that the Jr. in their name is not just there because it sounds good. Just like J Mascis, these guys sure love their guitars loud and vocalist Mike Williamson has that same kind of apathy going on in the vocal department while he is rocking the fuck out.
If you are too young to know who Dinosaur Jr is (even though they just released a new album as well), think Cheap Girls. The country twang that always seems to be lingering around somewhere in the background, gets played out more in a song like “Give Me My Son” and it adds a little variety.
Which brings us to the album’s only flaw… all of the songs kinda sound the same and it’s not as if they were that original to begin with. But just like their slacker heroes, I’m sure that Jr. Juggernaut doesn’t really care about that.