Reviewed by Greg Beets, Fri., Jan. 27, 2006
I Know the Truth
Fully fleshed and song-savvy, the Applicators' second album is a wild ride that accents the quintet's road-honed punk chops with snap-crackle production and unabashed emotion. Vocalist Sabrina Applicator is a siren embodying the venom and longing of everything she spits. The ill-winded "My Weapon" resonates with latter-day Dee Dee Ramone bitterness, while "I Need You" swings the mood into wistful Joey territory.