Local Reviews: Rotten Musicians

Rotten Musicians
Self-titled CD
Rotten Musicians = The Numbs + more melodicism
Here we have another sophisticated hip-hop album straight from the heart of the SLC made up of Mike Danner, Shanty, Scarecrow and Madman. "Fantasy Impromptu 89" is probably my favorite track, but the disco-ish, R&B "Rotten Musicians Go to the Movies" is also a charmer. But then again, "So What Comes After Postmodern" is really catchy and powerful too, with its strobing guitar beat and buzzy synth samples. Like most local hip-hop creations, Rotten Musicians could benefit from better production�the best hip-hop is beefy and big and full, not thin. Production's the magic key.