06 August 2009

Andrew Jackson Jihad - Only God Can Judge Me (2008)

1. Darkest Heart
2. Jesus Saves
3. Human Kittens
4. Growing Up
5. Candle In The Wind
6. Guilt: The Song
7. I Am So Mad At You

Andrew Jackson Jihad is one of my favourite bands of all time. Incidentally, I have never heard a band that really sounds anything like Andrew Jackson Jihad. AJJ consists of two guys: Sean Bonnette (guitar and vocals) and Ben Gallaty (upright bass). Together, they play a unique interpretation of American folk music, combining relatively traditional arrangements with brilliant lyrics ranging from the heartfelt to the bizarre to the somewhat obscene. Songs about love, murder, cancer, smoking, and mental illness somehow all come together to tell about the dark side of people.

They're also pretty prolific, having released 3 full LP's, 3 EP's (of which this is one; they're pretty long for EP's) and 4 Splits since 2007. Just more to love.


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