ALL THE V WORDS: Self-titled: LP

Boy, they weren’t kidding. When they said all the “v” words, they meant it. All ten songs on All The V Words’ self-titled album begin with the twenty-second letter of the alphabet. That seemed a bit gimmicky to me, but I tried not to throw the baby out with the bathwater and gave the album an honest listen. Sadly, the band’s music doesn’t do them any favors, either. All the V Words sounds dated and butt rock-y, with no tangible hooks in sight. To her immense credit, lead singer Violet Vox’s vocals are solid. But the songs themselves are tired and tragically underwhelming. I’ll end this review with some other “v” words that describe the LP: valueless, vapid, void. –Simone Carter (V, [email protected], allthevwords.bandcamp.com)