Picks and Pans Review: Hungry for Stink

updated 07/18/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/18/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

L7

LA's grunge-heavy metal-pop queens L7 became critical darlings with their 1993 major-label debut, Bricks Are Heavy. Filled with revved-up rock and roll, its primary argument was that girls could make fun, stupid noise just like boys. But on Hungry for Slink, the initial rush of hearing female rockers go crazy has worn off. Although Hungry for Stink has its moments, most of the songs aren't particularly memorable and are hindered by bleating vocals. In the end, L7's latest effort simply proves that mediocrity cuts across gender lines. (Slash)

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