Early Johnny Cougar fronting The Church over a severely muted Hot Water Music. Hearts seem in the right place, but it’s too pretty and heart-on-sleeve-y for my tastes. “Rain gives me a reason to stay inside”? Yerks. I like lyrics, and music, more crucial and less mired in excuses and paralysis. The last song is completely acoustic and skirts way too close to emo for my CD player to continue operating.
–todd (Snuffy Smile)