Somewhat lesser than its predecessor This Nat-ion’s Saving Grace, due to a lack of consistency, Band Sinister finds a bit more of the vamp-driven music of the pre-Brix period reasserting itself. The poppier style of recent years is still intact though. “Mr. Pharmacists” is a great straight rock tune with a hint of rockabilly. “Shoulder Pads #2” has a killer beat. This isn’t a Fall album I reach for often, but there are a few great individual tunes here.