ABSINTHE ROSE: The More That We Learn, The More We Learn That We’re Wrong: CD/LP

The band describes themselves as folk punk, but I hear more cowpunk than folk. However, I will give the band credit for drawing from a wide range of styles. What turned me off to Absinthe Rose, though, were Kimbo Rose’s vocals. Far too often I found it reminding me of someone doing a bad Eddie Vedder impression. I feel as though, on the whole, this is a band I probably saw at many a college coffee house. Sure, they could write a song and were tight, but it just wasn’t interesting or unique.

 –kurt (absintherose.org)