Raj Noogmosh, contributor
Everyone Is Dirty has the tragic circumstance of being heavily influenced by all that was terrible about ‘90s grunge. That movement, much like a literal bowel movement, started explosively, but was followed by a steady stream of shit that, by the end of the decade, had slowed to a trickle. Each carbon copy of a photocopy band kept the faded lines of the original while retaining none of the color that made the music so vibrant in the first place.
The soft verse-loud chorus framework in Everyone Is Dirty’s new single, Mama No! is what Nirvana was doing 20 years ago. This band borrows, not from that Nirvana, necessarily, but from the bands that borrowed from them: Creed and Bush, plus a healthy dose of every female singer who’s ever ripped off Shirley Manson from Garbage.
Everything about this group, from their name to the song title, is calculated to evoke angst: the watered-down weak sister of rage.
Rating: 2 out of 12 cans of PBR