Most of the alt-rock class of 1996 have graduated to real estate, but
Bonham was built to last. Blink the Brightest accomplishes what Liz
Phair's underrated last CD did, albeit more effortlessly, being a postdivorce
album for disappointed grown-ups that's somehow fresh enough for apple-cheeked
kids, too. If some teenage TV couple doesn't fall in love to "Eyes"
-- and, the following season, break up to "All Thumbs" --
somebody at The WB is falling down on the job.
- Chris Willman