1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Eclectic, energetic, fantastic,
This review is from: These Are The Good Times People (Audio CD)
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I had no idea what to expect with this album. One of the lovely things about the Vine review program is you're tempted into new listening experiences. I'd never heard of THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, but it looked interesting so I checked it out.
What a striking album! It kept knocking me in different directions, because it doesn't easily fit into any genre, and doesn't stay still long enough to get pidgeon-holed. The songs drift from Teen Rock into Funk, then pass through Americana, Skiffle and Surf Rock, flirts briefly with Psychedelic/Prog and then charges for the finish line via Rockabilly, Merseybeat and 70s Soul.
A very heady mix, but very effective! Each song is nicely crafted, and not over-produced - the overall sound is pleasantly stripped-down without being spartan. Many of them are great sing-along tunes, though the language is a bit coarse in places.
The mix of genres may not be everyone's cup of tea, but for the iPod Shuffle generation, this eclectic collection won't present a problem!
I'm really pleased I've discovered THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Highly recommended.