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The Jim Jims

Maybe it's bitterness, or creeping cynicism, or simply the fact that every new thing I hear has to measure up to the ever-larger pile of stuff I already know and love, but the older I get, the harder it is for anything to simply blow me away. Bottom of the City blows me away. From the opening one-two punch of "City City" and "Brown Cloud" to the epic "Anti-Suicide," the Jim Jims have incorporated and synthesized a brilliant blend of punk and post-punk, no wave and New Wave into one breathtaking statement of pointy guitars, insistent rhythms, desperate vocals and gritty production. If there's a better record released locally this year, it's going to be an unbelievable year for music in the Mile High City.

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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