Monday, April 15, 2019
Potty Mouth - SNAFU LP - Blue Vinyl
Get Better (2019)
I will admit that when I first saw the name Potty Mouth, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. I can't say it's one of my favorite band names that I've heard. But as I've mentioned several times, anyone with multiple Goober Patrol albums in their collection can't get hung up on a silly band name. Name aside, I adore every second of this record and it is easily one of my very favorite albums of 2019 so far.
The easiest comparison that I can make is that to me, SNAFU sounds like an album released by a female fronted Fig Dish. Both bands have a slick production that still captures the energy of their songs and both have a complete mastery of crafting choruses with amazingly catchy hooks. The other reason that I like this album as much as I do is because, like Fig Dish, it sounds like it could have been released in 1995. If this album came out twenty some odd years ago it would fit right in with any of the great pop rock records of the era.
That isn't to say this is just a nostalgic throwback album. SNAFU sounds so fresh and exciting to my ears with "22," "Liar" and "Smash Hit" being true standouts on the record. My absolute favorite song is album closer "Bottom Feeder." It's a slower song with a quieter verse that builds into an explosive chorus that Weezer or Fountains of Wayne wishes they could have written. This is quite simply an excellent record that should be in the wheelhouse of anyone that likes fun guitar pop.
Potty Mouth - SNAFU: