HORACE PINKER: Texas One Ten: CD

Sigh. I really wanted to like this. Horace Pinker has been around for a long time, always keeping it real, helping out other bands coming through their town, a real nice bunch of guys, seriously. But this record is just bad. I hate to say it but it’s true. Ultra-sugary, slick-produced pop-emo that would probably appeal to fans of the Weakerthans or something. I just can’t get into it. I know that these dudes are totally old school and legit, but sometimes that just ain’t enough.

 –ben (Thick)