Just Enough Hip to Be Woman
Reviewed by: Lara Supan
Well, that went from good to awkward.
Broncho sounds like laid back, hip punk. The first song on the album, “What”, is a very put together, cool sounding song that, even though you can’t understand a word they’re saying, is fun to listen to. The reverb verges on obnoxious but the band’s style gives them a valid excuse for that. “Class Historian” is their self-proclaimed single and is fresh and definitely interesting to listen to. BRONCHO uses a lot of nonsense syllables throughout the album, making them sound like vocalists and instruments, which is always a fascinating level to add to the band’s repertoire.
Unfortunately, the album does stay consistently listenable. By the end of the album, it sounds like they all got drunk and started telling people what they REALLY think about things. “Taj Mahal” has a spoken break down in the middle of it, in which they discuss their wonderment about “who’s having sex”. “Kurt” and “China” are no better, ending with some declarations about God and slightly off pitch and off rhythm (on purpose of course) licks that leave a bad taste in your mouth.
Overall, if you like laid back, reverb-laden punk you’ll like at least the first half of this album. No guarantees about the second half though.