8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Riveting. No, really. It's like being riveted. In a good way,
This review is from: Take Them On, On Your Own (Audio CD)
This band had a mildly impressive debut album out, with notable highs in "Punk Song" and "Spread Your Love". The rest of it was a tad samey. Here they've completely failed to make the same mistake twice, and every song on "Take Them On..." smoulders with rock 'n' Roll goodness. Play it too loud and you will fall over.
The swaggering opener "Stop", the urgent "Six Barrel Shotgun", the stunning "In Like a Rose", the quality never lets up. It may not sound particularly original, at worst vaguely familiar ("Six Barrel" is blatantly "Punk Song" as many have noted before) but when it rocks this hard, it's hard to dock one star for such a feeble reason. I buy albums to listen to and enjoy, not play spot-the-similarities with.
As individual entities, the songs are brilliant. As a whole, the album flows effortlessly from one track to the next. The best example of this is a hook from "Stop" that is then used to kick off "Six Barrel Shotgun". Nothing wrong with that sort of recycling when it's used to good effect!
So, in summary: good band. Good disc... it'll knock you off your chair. Get it.