Although Group Therapy is the first Concrete Blonde album in eight years, it sounds like an album of B-sides and demos that the rock band would have released during its heyday more than a decade ago.

Although Group Therapy is the first Concrete Blonde album in eight years, it sounds like an album of B-sides and demos that the rock band would have released during its heyday more than a decade ago. There are brief shining moments ("Roxy," "Your Llorona"), but much of Group Therapy sounds uninspired enough to make people wonder if this reunion album was worth the wait. "I feel burned out, like I've expired," drones singer Johnette Napolitano on the unremarkable album track "Violent," and that line could describe the album's overall musical tone. This Group Therapy simply isn't working.—CH

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