Free Music isn't the punky affair that 50FootWave's prior two releases were, though the power trio's songs are still far closer to the Muses' deep-album cuts than to Hersh's acoustic solo work. As always, the lyrics are unmistakably Hersh. Seething and tense, she sings songs about realistic love (as opposed to real love). For a mother of four who's been married her entire adult life, love is amazing and dramatic, but never nice. "I love you like a bitch's son," she snarls in "Pretty Ugly." This bold experiment is worth your time. After a few listens, you'll realize it's worth your money too.