Hints of Modest Mouse quickly pour into Devo, while Side B takes us into the noise side of things, with water dripping.
From the loud to the weird, we eventually end up acoustic and quite pretty. I guess I really do like to think of this band—this album—as having that split personality if only because for all of these types of music, all of these emotions to come from the same source just seems like too much for one person, or even one band, for me.
Don’t get me wrong: J/J flow from song to song flawlessly and make it seem like all just one big jazz dream, yet they have the genre tags all over the place. So my best advice to you, as a listener, is to ignore all the tags and any words that anyone may say about this cassette and simply listen to it for yourself.
Listen to it for yourself, experience it yourself and let the music carry you away.