Love Boat is a power pop trio from Italy that have kept the mood mostly light, as is the nature of the music. The music is really upbeat and they keep it simple and to the point. The opener, “My Cousin’s Place,” has a slight ‘60s girl-pop touch. What I like most about this record is how they begin side two with “Modern Ties.” This song totally disrupts the sunny mood and brings things down a bit. The tempo is slower and they mix a country and western influence into the sound. A great song and a great change of pace. Definitely the strongest of the bunch. A record for when you want summer in the winter.
–M.Avrg (Alien Snatch!, aliensnatch.com)