MODERN MACHINES, THE: Take It, Somebody!: CD

Jul 13, 2006

The Springsteen comparisons are bound to follow these guys. From the opening Nebraska reminiscent harmonica wail to the way that they combine pop hooks with a blues/ blues-influenced rock base, the similarities are there. They tour constantly and put on a hell of a live show. As people, I’m quite fond of them, and as a band, I think they’re getting better with each record. I liked Thwap!. I was surprisingly and pleasantly impressed by how much I liked Taco Blessing. I got an earlier recording of Take It, Somebody, and didn’t take it out of my headphones for over a week straight. And that may have been the problem. When I got the official release, I listened to it a few times before putting the earlier recording back on because something felt slightly off. There were a few times on the final issue that it feels a little too thought out (like in some of the vocal inflections), whereas on the earlier recording, it feels organic. It’s still a damn fine record that I’ve been listening to (and will continue to) steadily, I just prefer it with a little more rawness.

 –megan (Dirtnap)

Thankful Bits 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.