Alive & Amplified Following in Liz Phair’s footsteps, these New York garage blockheads recruited the Matrix for their second CD Alive & Amplified , thus becoming the first… Alive & Amplified Following in Liz Phair’s footsteps, these New York garage blockheads recruited the Matrix for their second CD Alive & Amplified , thus becoming the first… 2004-08-24 The Mooney Suzuki
Music Review

Alive & Amplified (2004)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Aug 24, 2004; Lead Performance: The Mooney Suzuki

Following in Liz Phair’s footsteps, these New York garage blockheads recruited the Matrix for their second CD Alive & Amplified, thus becoming the first band of their genre to officially sell out. The collaboration with pop’s most ham-fisted producers has its moments: ''Loose 'n' Juicy'' is a dumb-fun power-chorder perfect for car stereos. Unfortunately, the Mooney Suzuki concept of mass appeal also includes embarrassing homages to the glory of rock (and groupies)and a Bic-lighter ballad that’s pure Hootie.

Originally posted Aug 20, 2004 Published in issue #779-780 Aug 20, 2004 Order article reprints
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