“Green Eyed Monsters” is the third album by British trio, Rotten Ped. Often described as
controversial, I wasn’t particularly offended by any of the band’s lyrics.
However, I certainly dig the groovy, in parts noisy, indie rock with lush,
double-tracked vocals by Phill Pedder, the eponymous “Rotten Ped.” The crunchy,
catchy basslines and an overall sizzling energy make the songs – and the album
as a whole – immensely enjoyable. Tracks you definitely should lend your
sympathetic ear to are “The Gruesome End” and “Do it.” “MK 13” even reminded me
of the style of Chris Connelly’s latest album, “Artificial Madness” – and since
he is one of my favorite singers, that’s definitely an asset. Not so
controversial anymore, but an absolutely enthralling album.