Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby


3.0
good

Review

by random USER (28 Reviews)
March 23rd, 2011 | 15 replies


Release Date: 1996 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This album is "good." No pun intended.

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.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
BigHans
March 23rd 2011


27928 Comments


I REMEMBER RUNNING THROUGH THE WET GRASS

random
March 23rd 2011


2545 Comments


Leaving a step behind!

Digging: No Trigger - Canyoneer

Apollo
March 23rd 2011


10667 Comments


RANDOM FUCK YEAH NICE SOUNDOFF BRO

random
March 23rd 2011


2545 Comments


I don't know what Kevin's obsession with kicking is. You know your band's downhill when Taylor Swift covers your song.

ConsiderPhlebas
March 23rd 2011


6157 Comments


I like your reviews as much as I like Rembrandt's

Yotimi
March 23rd 2011


7195 Comments


Loved 'Good' back in the day. Never listened to this though

YoYoMancuso
January 14th 2013


12505 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

3.1? 10 votes? come on people this shit is GOOD

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demigod!
January 14th 2013


48874 Comments


is this like the companion band to less than jake

YoYoMancuso
January 14th 2013


12505 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

^ lol no, and Less Than Jake is actually a bit better than these guys. This was a one-hit wonder band from the '90s, and I got this album for my birthday when I was 11. Just dug it out of my attic today and decided to give it a spin, still great.

demigod!
January 14th 2013


48874 Comments


hmm maybe ill check some of it on youtube, 90s rock is pretty sweet

Minus.
January 14th 2013


2694 Comments


This band has some good songs

YoYoMancuso
January 14th 2013


12505 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

they have a cool ska flavor to them that I always dug.

YoYoMancuso
May 26th 2014


12505 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"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."

Green Baron
May 26th 2014


22800 Comments


good is their only song, right

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tresm87
January 4th 2016


3582 Comments


desperately wanting is a 90's staple

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