It’s hard to accuse this band of being anything but earnest and authentic, but as in real life, the party songs are more fun than the hangover.
It all sounds familiar, and that’s the problem with Women & Work: Lucero has never sounded so assured or less distinct.
The six-piece has restrained its punk traditions on this 2012 album, bridging the transition between the shadow of the past and the prospects for the anti-pop future.
By draining the grunge and punk influences from their sound and then over-producing every single song, Lucero have effectively become every Southern rock, blues-inspired bar band you’ve ever heard.
Not their best by far. They're heading in a direction I don't like with all the horns. Still has quite a few good ones on here.