Mikael Wood
May 02, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

If

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Electronic, Rock

We gave it a B+

Last year this cult electro-metal act garnered above-ground buzz when bassist Lyn Z married Gerard Way, frontman for My Chemical Romance. Yet Mindless Self Indulgence hardly require gossip-column bait to hold your attention: On if, the group shape-shifts through a megamix that somehow makes sensible bedfellows of grinding goth-rock guitars (”Never Wanted to Dance”), booming Miami-bass beats (”Issues”), and ivory-tinkling Broadway melodies (”Mark David Chapman”). It’s like an entire Ozzfest — with a wee cabaret interlude — condensed into 45 minutes. B+
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