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The Lashes - Get It Review
By Zane Ewton

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Pop hooks and punk riffs fly in full force on Get It, the debut album from the Seattle bred The Lashes. This very un-grunge band owes more to the shimmering pop moments of Cheap Trick and the current crop of emo nerds than anything previously imported from Seattle.

Get It is full of upbeat, albeit lyrically shallow, songs that are fun and catchy. It's an album that falls right in line with the pop/punk bands of the day. The Lashes actually stand out from the crowd by not sounding as retro as the competition. The record is full of 80's new wave spirit and garage rock guitar, but doesn't sound like a flashback.

Less is more with the Lashes as each song, except the mellow track "Dear Hollywood", is under three and a half minutes. Despite having two guitars and a keyboard the songs stay simple, the keyboard player adds some great inflections to the songs. Don't think Flock of Seagulls, more like the Cars.

Each track is quite strong but some highlights are the leadoff track "New Best Friend", "Daddy's Little Girl", "Yesterday Feels like a Year" and "Wanna Girl". Throughout the album you can hear different influences; but the likes of Weezer, The Strokes or that band from the Tom Hank's movie That Thing You Do (The Wonders), never overpowers the Lashes personality.

Get It is far from a perfect album and Slayer fans would burn this at the stake, but it is a great alternative to most of what you would hear on the radio.


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The Lashes - Get It

Label:Columbia
Rating: Release Date: Feb 27, 2006

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