Chain & the Gang, 'Music's Not for Everyone' (K)

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Music's Not for Everyone
Critical Mass
Release Date: February 22, 2011
Label: K

by Josh Modell

Ian Svenonius -- spastically charismatic frontman for Nation of Ulysses and the Make-Up -- loves shtick, though he prefers to call it "philosophy" or "manifesto." That's not a slight: His smash-the-state proselytizing and fervent audience instigation always make him an arresting figure. With Chain and the Gang, a sloppy, spare, garage-blues outfit, he dials back the energy, leaving the winking lyrics somewhat over-exposed. When the band's clattering, it's great fun ("Why Not"), but leave the tongue-in-cheek (or is it?) spoken-word title track at home and release the rock instead.

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