(As published in the Times of Acadiana ... )
Style: aurally abrasive, verbally scathing techno-punk. Weltanschauung: “A life of work / is a life of crime / you pay your taxes / you serve your time / all that money / where does it go? / schools, prisons, hospitals, roads? / government funding of military science? / genetically modified ultraviolence?” Best song: “Autobahn 66.” Lagniappe: a bonus DVD featuring high-quality footage of the band playing to a stadium full of ecstatic European admirers, who have every reason to be ecstatic. U2 fans, this is the techno-punk you were really waiting for when you settled for Pop and Zooropa. Rating: Four unforgettable fires out of five.