Good Bad Not Evil - Black Lips
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  • Summary: The fifth studio album for the group from Georgia.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 'O Katrina!' which kicks off like any lovesick Nuggets stomp, then drops the line "I can't believe what's on the TV screen." We're not hearing about a jilted girl anymore, but a jilted city. And before that can sink in, another wonderfully scuzzy guitar solo is on its way.
  2. 82
    The album marks the first time Black Lips’ unconscious bar anthems have sounded completely, well, developed.
  3. Good Bad Not Evil isn't a major leap forward for the Black Lips, but it shows their sound is slowly but surely evolving, and they still rock with a nasty enthusiasm that's bold and compelling; this is quality stuff for your next black light party.
  4. The album's moments of schticky nonsense ('How Do You Tell A Child Someone Has Died,' 'Transcendental Light') are tiresome, but they’re surrounded by such good rock songs that they wind up being equally rewarding.
  5. There’s filler for sure, but with the 13 tracks being sleek as they are such fluff merely makes for a more rounded proposition.
  6. 60
    Black Lips conjure not only the riffs of the early garage squallers, but their very spirit. [Dec 2007, p.108]
  7. Entertaining in the flesh maybe, but a considerably less engaging proposition on record. [Jan 2008, p.105]

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. JohnnyT.
    Oct 8, 2007
    10
    The best band to come out of Atlanta . . . um, ever. Most reviews have been a little too lukewarm for my blood. I don't know how you feel lukewarm about a band like this, you should either love them or hate them. One of the top 5 albums of the year. Expand
  2. MarkR
    Oct 13, 2007
    9
    Absolutely great and quite funny....great if your into the genre
  3. WesselK.
    Oct 5, 2007
    8
    This is what i wanted from the black lips. An consisted album, without the childless fooling around (it's fun to see that live but not on the album). The only problem is that it doesn't have the real killers like 'buried alive' and 'sea of blasphemy'. The black lips made a proper pop album and it's a sidestep from their previous material. The next album should be the classic Garage rock album of the new millennium. Collapse