NORTH OF GRAND: A Farewell to Rockets: CD

These songs all have hooks galore… And I’m a total sucker for a hook. But, the hooks just can’t seem to hold my interest here. This record is like if you had a group of kids who were weaned on a steady diet of Superchunk, Knapsack, and Jimmy Eat World when they were younger. Age the members fifteen years and then have this same band come together to create the most polished, radio friendly rock record, and this would be the result. You can tell there are great ideas here and the hooks are undeniable, but it comes off too much like a band trying to “make it.”

 –Mark Twistworthy (Brolester)