Unbreakable – SunJournal.com
SunJournal.com – Ear Worm music reviews
Rating: B +
Instead of simply playing footsie with funk, the Afghan Whigs entered into a committed relationship with it, decorating many of their grungiest numbers with good-time grooves and jazzoid freakiness. A snotty, sepia-toned soulfulness informs the best songs on Rhino’s rowdy 18 track best-of collection. Surprisingly, two new ditties – “I’m a Soldier” and “Magazine” – stand up to numbers culled from the Ohio band’s Sub Pop, Elektra and Columbia Records days. Songwriter Greg Dulli’s smart-ass lyrics remain as funny – and ominous – as ever. Besides, there’s no resisting a guy who toggles so effortlessly between self-love and self-loathing.
- Amy Longsdorf