The Coup
Pick a Bigger Weapon

Reviewed by: Andrew Gaerig
Reviewed on: 2006-04-26

Posted 04/26/2006 - 10:17:07 AM by gloden:
 Boots has always indulged in cheap, childish humor and balls-out violent imagery, so it surprises me that what sounds like a very traditional Coup album (considering it jumps all over the place thematically yet stays politically grounded) upsets you so much now. On their most widely respected album, they followed up a heartrenching slowjam ("Underdog") with a potty-mouthed, violent rant ("Piss on your Grave") and it sounded amazing. On Party Music, Boots follows an endorsement of murder ("5 Million Ways to Kill A CEO") with a sweet, endearing advice track to his young daughter ("Wear Clean Draws"). To me, it's this sort of dichotomy that attracts most Coup fans to their music, and for you to dismiss the album for these reasons is pretty silly.
Posted 04/26/2006 - 07:36:34 PM by garlad1:
 Gloden's pretty spot-on. It's seems to be a trend in recent music reviews to attribute a records weight/worth towards how the landscape has changed morethan the artist in topic. Likes 'years ago it was cool, now it's tiring' or 'It was old and tiring, now it's cool again'. People need perspective. Like that dude who namechecked Vertigo records in the Wolfmother review. Gahhh!!! Wait...that was pitchfork. Sorry.