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This 2002 release turned out to be Slobberbone's last, before they made the somewhat quixotic decision to split up, with most of the lineup reassembling under a new name (The Drams, who released their "debut" album, Jubilee Dive, in 2006). Slippage was a mighty way to go out, pushing Slobberbone's hitherto fairly orthodox alt.country all the way to the rockiest edges of the genre's spectrum, with spectacular results. "Springfield, IL," "Write Me Off" and "Sweetness, That's Your Cue" are fantastic, the screaming lead guitars a fine counterpoint to Brent Best's gruff, growling vocals. Their roots are never forgotten, though — "Back" and "Find the Out" are proper country, and the version of the Bee Gees '"To Love Somebody" finds new depths to trawl in a much-covered song.