Mudhoney: Vanishing Point (SUB POP) | Under the Radar Magazine Under the Radar | Music Blog for the Indie Music Magazine
Thursday, May 23rd, 2024  

Issue #45 - Winter 2013 - PhoenixMudhoney

Vanishing Point


Apr 08, 2013 Mudhoney Bookmark and Share

In today’s climate of disposable indie rock bands, longevity shouldostensiblybe something to celebrate. Mudhoney’s 25 years of making albums together, though, is somewhat inexplicable, especially if Vanishing Point is a reflection of the band’s current creative mindset.

Unpleasant-sounding, ill-directed punk rage has its place, but this is the back room of a bar in a provincial town, far away from the ill-deserving ear of the general public. In this case, the targets of Mudhoney’s ire are long-dead semi-fictionalized religious figure Lazarus and the concept of Chardonnay (yes, the wine).

What little credit can be afforded Vanishing Point is due to the album’s lack of pretention. Still, the abovementioned righteous anger is delivered with a sneer more befitting a teenage British lager lout circa 1991 to a backdrop of identikit furious-but-forgettable guitar riffs; think Ash covering Nirvana and you’ll have an idea of just how bad an idea this album is (

Author rating: 3.5/10

Rate this album
Average reader rating: 8/10


Submit your comment

Name Required

Email Required, will not be published


Remember my personal information
Notify me of follow-up comments?

Please enter the word you see in the image below:

April 13th 2013

Solid record, 3.5/10 just seems odd!?!

June 1st 2013

I am British. Dan Lucas is a knob.

January 22nd 2016

I hear a giant asshat in this review