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Appetite for Consumption (Chicken Ranch)

Six years have passed since a kindred spirit sat in the Oval Office, so the Yuppie Pricks return with more punky hard rock than hard-rocking punk. Obama has apparently given the Austin quintet a lot of contempt to unleash given that LP four, Appetite for Consumption, sports a raging metallic edge. The band beats on the commander-in-chief on "Obamacare" and "Obama," credited to the Sex Pistols, but otherwise celebrates their moniker's lifestyle with snot and power chords. They high-five "Country Club Days," brag about "Phoning It In," and declare "Life Is Easy" ("when you're white"). The band also slums in hip-hop by rewriting Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Posse on Broadway" as "My Posse's on Wall Street." Given the various machinations of a vast Right Wing Conspiracy, can it be coincidence that the Yuppie Pricks return just as the Republicans take control of Congress? Get Keith Olbermann on it, and rock out with the 1%.

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