But ugly catharsis is a small part of this album's emotional spectrum, which is rounded out by an Irish traditional, a patriot anthem, and a punk ballad. (And the cowbell in "I Hate You" provides a welcome shot of ironic humor.) The masturbation fantasy "Chocolate Milk" is the Rogues at their goofiest: "We had our fill/Went down to Murray Hill/You had pasta fagioli /Man I thought that was cool." What the disc lacks in finesse, it makes up in heart. In spades.
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