Monday, May 11, 2009

Power Pop Returns

Tinted Windows, which has a Hanson, a Cheap Trick, a Smashing Pumpkin and a Fountain of Wayne should be better. The self-titled debut album caught my attention because reviews kept saying it was a return to sound of Power Pop, a mostly underrated sound that peaked in the 70's. As someone who loves the Raspberries, the first Knack album, early Cheap Trick and many more one-shots of the genre, I had high hopes for this album.
It's passable Power Pop, but doesn't come near the heroes it wants to copy. The songs are a little too stilted, and while most have hooks, many are quickly forgotten.
Not a dud, but if you want a Power Pop fix go with the names from above.
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