<p>In case you’ve been wondering who this <a href=”http://www.wussy.org/”>Wussy</a> band is that has topped my listening stats each of the last two weeks, here’s a mini-review of their latest album, <em>Strawberry</em>.</p>

<p>I’ve been a fan of Wussy for several years. The Cincinnati band was long a staple of <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WOXY.com”>WOXY</a>’s playlists back when the station was A) still in Cincy and B) still broadcasting. But until a couple weeks ago I had only listened to individual Wussy tracks rather than an entire album.</p>

<p><em>Strawberry</em> is a rare album for this age. From the first song to the closing notes, it is consistently excellent. Every song fits perfectly. There isn’t a single filler song in the bunch. Even rarer is how I react each time I listen to the album: I want to start it over as soon as it’s done. That’s the way I listened to music for 20 years or so, but over the last decade has become increasingly rare.</p>

<p>What makes Wussy great? They’re firmly rooted in the indie rock sound of the early 1990s. There is a healthy does of early R.E.M. to them. And, just to round things out, there’s a very Fleetwood Mac-ish quality to them thanks to the male/female dual lead singer thing. They have terrific lyrics. Their music is excellent. </p>

<p>They’re just awesome.</p>

<p>Rather than break it down any further, I’ll share a song with you and then send you to places where you can buy the album. Which you should do, because great, indie bands like this need all the support they can get.</p>

<p><a href=”http://dl.dropbox.com/u/56636/10%20Wrist%20Rocket.mp3″>Wussy – “Wrist Rocket”</a></p>

I didn’t know what you had planned</br>
‘Till you removed the ampersand</br>
From in between your name and mine.</br>
Does he cross all your T’s, does he dot all your I’s</br>
Does he tell you more believable lies</br>
Than anything else that I could ever do?</br>

<p>Buy from: <a href=”http://www.shakeitrecords.com/Shakeit-album.php/id=681/”>Shake It records</a>, <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006J3VBY6/ref=s9_simh_gw_p340_d0_g340_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-2&amp;pf_rd_r=1PASHTNCX30E2CQ0KCRQ&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=470938631&amp;pf_rd_i=507846″>Amazon</a>, <a href=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strawberry/id488000862″>iTunes</a></p>]