Saturday, January 04, 2014

14 Reviews for 2014: #3, Rockets Over Sweden - Penny Coliseum (2004)

How it took me nine years to listen to this is beyond me.  Former Verbow frontman Jason Narducy's return from being Robert Pollard and Bob Mould's sidekicks turns out to be a bit more White Out and a little less Chronicles.  It's a rocker (not surprising, given the company he was keeping) that is a bit heavy on the effects, which it really doesn't need as the songs are strong to begin with.  

Overall, this EP is very infectious right from the start -- it immediately gets under your skin.  A heavier John Faye Power Trip (somewhere, Denis just shuddered) comes to mind.  

Rockets Over Sweden - "So in Love With You and Me."  No, this is not how they normally look, dress, or perform.

Good to very good throughout, this is very solid pop-rock with some twists.  Quite good, albeit occasionally a little too forced.  But it cannot be denied.

CD Placement Rating:  Portable CD Case.

- Snilch

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