Bubble & Scrape
Label: Sub Pop Records
This is the last Sebadoh album to feature Eric Gaffney, whose contributions consist of noisy rants resonating with discontent. In contrast, Barlow's songs are accomplished, winsome and wistful, striking gold with "Soul and Fire." This album finds bassist Loewenstein coming to his own as a songwriter, but it's not enough to make this more than an uneven effort.