I think mediocrity is harder to deal with than when something is straight up despicable. If you don’t love it and you don’t loathe it, well ... what is there to talk about? I’m waiting for the words “meh” and “blah” to be added to the dictionary so that I can use the blasé sounds of indifference to describe how I feel about Anthem In’s new self-titled release.

Allen Or’s airy vocals float lazily across a wall of guitar laden sound on an album that lacks memorable songs and meaningful lyrics.

After repeated spins, the only track that hasn’t granted me total song-amnesia on this release is the album’s opener “Down,” after which it’s a bland and lackluster journey downhill.

Grade: C

Anthem In is currently available.