CD Review | ROCK
Serj Tankian, ‘Harakiri’
On “Harakiri,” his third studio solo album, System of a Down’s Serj Tankian is poet, jester, agitator, and seeker all balled into one frenetic rock 'n' roll singer. These roles are not new to Tankian, but neither are they stale. “Harakiri” is an 11-song lament, with Tankian bemoaning environmental degradation, political hypocrisy, and social decay (best summed up with the line, “I abhor the whore who calls herself reality TV”).