Maxim belches out a mediocre review of the new album from your humble Agitator’s favorite rock ‘n’ roll band, The Black Crowes:
The Black Crowes already sounded like grizzled classic rockers on their 1990 debut. While it certainly was a neat trick for a bunch of wasted twenty-somethings to pull off, it hasn’t left Chris Robinson and the gang much room for growth. Now that they’re legitimately grizzled, they sound pretty much like they always have: boozy, competent, and in slavish debt to the Stones, the Allmans, and the Faces.
Problem is, the band says that when the review first appeared, they hadn’t yet sent out preview CDs. Meaning the reviewer hadn’t actually heard the album. The band says Maxim told them the review was “an educated guess.”