CRY!, THE: Dangerous Game: LP

This is just a damn fine glammy power pop record from this Portland, OR band. The sound is basically a middle ground between The Biters and The Exploding Hearts, but, of course, not nearly at the level of either of those two bands. Still, a power pop record that even grabs my attention anymore is something noteworthy. It seems so simple: just write great songs that are catchy and full of hooks. Yet it seems that excellent songwriting, great vocals, and strong playing have somehow become one of the rarest beasts in all of current music. The Cry! write excellent power pop songs with great hooks. Highest possible recommendation. 

 –frame (Taken By Surprise)