OFFRAMPS, THE: Split the Difference: CD

Detroit’s The Offramps play rock’n’roll that draws influences from The Clash, the country side of The Replacements, and various classic power pop bands. That list of influences may lead one to expect more of the same, but Split the Difference avoids all of the clichés that come with many of the bands that boast Replacements and power pop influences. They wear their influences on their sleeves, but still keep it original and avoid all of the cheesy hazards a band like this can run into. This will more than likely be getting some repeat listens from me. 

 –Dave Dillon (Deluxe)