Zach Wolfe
February 18, 2009 at 05:00 AM EST

200 Million Thousand

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock
We gave it a B+

They’re Atlanta’s champions of young dumb fun, remembered less for their garage-rock rave-ups than for the time their guitarist urinated into his own mouth on stage. But on Black Lips’ fifth studio album 200 Million Thousand, their music finally catches up with their live-show notoriety. The surf-rock riffs are woozier, the girl-group melodies are brighter, and the in-the-red production channels extra psych-rock paranoia. Better yet, they get plenty of laughs, especially when they rank their bad reputations with some heavy hitters: ”Atomic bomb/Vietnam/BlackLips.com!” It’s a slogan soon to get Sharpied on Chuck Taylors everywhere. B+

Download This: Listen to the song ”Old Man” on last.fm

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