Review Summary: This album is "good." No pun intended.1 of 3 thought this review was well written
Better Than Ezra is an alternative rock band from New Orleans/Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They found fame through their 1993 hit "Good" which featured a catchy riff and a call-and-response chorus of "It's good, living with you, wha-ho!" Unluckily, that song was just about the only song people remembered by Better Than Ezra. It's a shame, because when I saw this album in an independent record store while I was away for $6.99, I grabbed it right away. Kicking off with opener "King Of New Orleans", Kevin Griffin shows a Robin Wilson-esque vocal style among a funky bass line. This song also has a hook that reminds me of Gin Blossoms' "Hey Jealousy". Throughout this album, it becomes evident that Kevin has some lyrical affair with kicking. ("And did you kick him in the head?, or "Kick them right in the face") This becomes tiring with some listens. Overall, this album is good like Sierra Mist. Pick this up if you like Gin Blossoms-type music.