Mar 17, 2008

The Failures’ Union is a three-piece from Buffalo, NY. Their music is a cross between the Lemonheads, Jawbreaker, and maybe some Buffalo Tom. The sixteen tracks run a broad range from country-fied to pop punk, with song lengths anywhere from under a minute to one tune that is over five minutes. There are some tracks on here that are really good, passionate, alternative rock songs with nice hooks and catchy choruses, but others that seem like they should have been tossed out due to not fitting in with that style which was predominant—more than anything else—on the album. A little more focus would’ve been great; still, it’s a helluva lot better than most of the things I get to review. Consider that a compliment, guys.

 –kurt (One Percent Press)