STREIGHT ANGULAR’s “Are You Ever Satisfied” is a musical journey through relationship psychology. The lovers’ exchange of “Are you ever satisfied/No I’m never satisfied” reaches hypnotic levels over a Pixies-esque alt-rock groove before frontman Al Polk crashes the spoken lyrical volley with a heavy, baritone-fed chorus.
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If you know a lyricist with more wit and wordplay than REKS, then bark now or forever hold your peace. As demonstrated on two albums and a stellar free mixtape over the past three years, the Lowell native is a strong contender for the top MC spot in all of hip-hop — a “black Aristotle with bottles of beers in the backpack” who touches every base from chicks to politics in single bounds.
Herewith: five songs that debuted this past Sunday on the launch of WFNX’s new weekly local-music show, Boston Accents. Tune in to 101.7 FM or listen online at wfnx.com every Sunday from 8 to 10 pm as host Dave Duncan offers up the best in New England–bred rock.
1 _Bon Savants, “Tidal Waves”
2 _Eli “Paperboy” Reed, “Come And Get It”