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Whats the fuss about - its OK?
on 16 October 2008
i have caught up with these after their heyday - but being a fan of alt rock and pop rock i thought I'd give them a go (especially the cd was only a quid!)
my first impressions are that i was a little dissapointed after all the 5* reviews on here - It annoys me how most people give every album they like 5* and just describe how much they love it rather thanthe music- how can you decide if its for you?
Anyhow - the album is full of breezy accessible pop rock songs in the world of the "I'm a loser - who cant get girls" slacker style.
Overall though there is no real suvstance or anything to merit closer investigation - the songs wear their hearts on their sleeves, the lyrics are fine but ultimately meaningless, the tunes are fine - but not particularly adventurous.
Obvious comparisons and Weezer and lyrically a touch of Westerbergs early Replacements Slacker lyrics. I think my review might not be as favourable as others as i have heard so much of this type of music it doesnt bring anything fresh to me - I certainly have no urge to check out any of their other stuff as the reviews state they are all pretty much the same throughout.
if you are only just venturing into Alt rock then this is a great album to get into - full of easy to listen to pop songs and i have enjoyed having this on inthe background whilst driving, but ultimately it is nothing more than some run of mill US teen movie Geek style songs and some pleasant tunes.
if that is your bag then go for it - if you have heard a lot of 90's rock than this may seem to a bit tired.
overall - not bad album but by no means groundbreaking or mind strethcing.it does what it says on the tin - nothing more. worth picking up coz its so cheap now!