LOVED ONES, THE: Build and Burn: CD

May 26, 2008

I’ve had this album for at least two months, and I’m still having trouble reviewing it. There’s something that bothers me a bit about it, but I’m not sure why. The Loved Ones want to take their tightly honed poppy punk in a bit of an Americana/Springsteen direction, but not really. There are some slower jams that fail to evoke much sympathy from me, and some slightly bluesy stuff, including a song where the only lyrics are, “They’re poundin’ nails in Louisiana, they’re poundin’ nails.” Okay, but what’s the point? The anecdotal pop punk songs do a bit more for me, but not enough to really justify themselves. I dug their first record, so maybe next time. 

 –guest (Fat)

Thankful Bits

Razorcake.org is supported and made possible, in part, by grants from the following organizations.
Any findings, opinions, or conclusions contained herein are not necessarily those of our grantors.
crossmenu