Stink (EP, Bonus Tracks, Explicit)
Released: Sep 2002
This EP finds the 'Mats getting rid of the '70s rock elements found on their debut (the best track "Go," being the noted exception) making them an almost better-than-average second wave punk band. Westerberg's jokey "it sucks to be a teen" lyrics actually give this something of a drunken American version of the Undertones -- minus the pop brilliance, of course. The 'Mats would soon get a WHOLE lot better.