Inertia

The exies ride a good mix of alt-rock, nÜ-metal, pop-rock, and more through their low-dose (35 minutes) sophomore album Inertia.

The exies ride a good mix of alt-rock, nü-metal, pop-rock, and more through their low-dose (35 minutes) sophomore album Inertia. The title is a red herring as the motion is ever-changing on this one. Kicking down the door with an L.A. Guns opening on "My Goddess," the exies gun a jacked-up bumper car through the swerve and verve of the Cars-like pop candy of "Can't Relate," the damn fine house fire of "No Secrets," the orchestra-supported "Creeper Kamikaze," and the Beatles-with-bounce fun of "Lo-Fi." They even know how to get ominous with the hard'n'soft, shot-to-the-solar-plexus metal cut "Calm & Collapsed." And the execution is always mondo sexo. Inertia is worth a listen for its sheer Baskin Robbins-range of flavors.—AZ