By Jen Procop
The first time you hear the Pindrops self-titled
CD is much like eating a starburst fruit chew. There is a whole much of
different sensations happening at the same time- It’s hard to articulate
what is happening because of its utter originality. There is, or should
be a genre that this album fits into but how do you categorize it? Its
not alternative pop, rock, emo, or mechanical pop so for right now, let’s
just bask in the eccentricity.
The Chicago based trio has released one
of the most original albums that I have heard in a long time. The lyrics
are complex and thoughtful which compliments the strong musical talent
and unity of the band. You can feel some musical influence from the
likes of Elliott Smith, The Flaming Lips, Beck and The increasingly popular
Shins, but this is not a rip-off artist in the making- the entire album
has individuality beyond compare.
The band shines on many of the tracks,
but be sure to check out "Razorblade Twin", "What I Know", "27" and "Messiah".
From start to finish, this album delivers. In fact, you’ll be so engrossed,
well…you can hear a pindrop.
1. What I Know
4. Shallow Heights
5. Razorblade Twin
6. Easy Come Easy Go
7. Between the Lines
8. Until I Find
9. The Low Road
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