We first discovered The Criticals in August of this year, when they dropped the infectious single, “Treat Ya Better.” While we were hopeful for an eventual full-length release, beggars can’t be choosers and we’ll gladly take an EP. That EP, Mimosa Hygiene, releases today.
It may be short on songs, but there’s a lot of meat on the bones that are there. Ten seconds into opening track “Good Lookin'” and you already know what you’re in for. That guitar riff is straight up gold. With lyrics that match those arrogant guitars, you feel their pain in the chorus…
What you got
I used to have
I used to be good looking
Other standout tracks include the aforementioned “Treat Ya Better”, the Room On Fire influenced “Just For The Weekend” and “Kate Moss.”