For Your Own Special Sweetheart Blaring muscular, bottom-heavy punk with a melodic burnish, this D.C. quartet doesn't exactly run the stylistic gamut, but does discharge some furious spy jazz on… For Your Own Special Sweetheart Blaring muscular, bottom-heavy punk with a melodic burnish, this D.C. quartet doesn't exactly run the stylistic gamut, but does discharge some furious spy jazz on… Jawbox Rock
Music Review

For Your Own Special Sweetheart

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Jawbox; Genre: Rock

Blaring muscular, bottom-heavy punk with a melodic burnish, this D.C. quartet doesn't exactly run the stylistic gamut, but does discharge some furious spy jazz on one track on For Your Own Special Sweetheart. Guitarist J. Robbins' intelligent yet obscure lyrics of self-exploration reveal that beneath the seismic rumblings and stinging guitar lines roams a sensitive soul. Rock rarely gets this hard. B+

Originally posted Mar 11, 1994 Published in issue #213 Mar 11, 1994 Order article reprints