JENNIFERS, THE: Well-Intentioned World: CD

May 08, 2013

The Jennifers play bright, up-tempo rock’n’roll that sounds like it could have regular rotation on your average college radio station. The sound has all the hallmarks of a “radio friendly” band, but there’s a quirkiness and edge to the tuneage that would prevent them (presumably) from ever being taken seriously by major media. Granted, a couple of the songs border on the lame for me, but all in all this record was a satisfying experience. I like and need bands like this, because such a sound is a fundamental change of pace for me. If most of my music is either Guinness (thick and meaty) or Blatz (crisper and biting with a touch o’ bitter), then sometimes I need the shandy that the Jennifers might represent.

 –Eric Carlson (Beechfields,