Previously fashionable post punk references, eh.,
This review is from: The Soft Pack (Audio CD)
If this were 2001, The Soft Pack would be huge. In an age where rock bands play second fiddle to electronic music on Hipster's ipods however, hype annointing the band as the new Strokes/Franz seems to have been met largely with indifference.
Rocking album though. A quick 30 minute hit of garage rock goodness; short, sharp and sweet.
The three chords and a bad attitude formula has obvious echoes of debuts by The Ramones, The Stooges and Wire; and The Soft Pack's own has a similar purity to those records. Alongside the punk aggression, there's a bookish outsider quality that makes the band seem true succesors to those above named groups, and other weirdos like Devo and The Velvet Underground. As opposed to someone like the Strokes, those popular, handsome rich kids who think a sneer and a leather jacket make you Lou Reed. Here's a band we freaks and geeks can truly embrace.
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Initial post: 4 Oct 2012 03:48:49 BDT
mister joe says:
Me thinks i smell a whiff of hyperbole here.Whilst its nice you enjoy the band i cannot agree with your placing of the band against Ramones,Stooges,Wire,devo,Underground....
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