POINTED STICKS: Northern Electric: CD

“Impatient” is a nice bit of snotty power pop, “Tin Foil Hat” is built on a choice jazz shuffle, and the lion’s share of the remaining tracks are heavy on ‘70s rock and pop. The songs are definitely well written, as can be expected, but somehow, the aforementioned exceptions notwithstanding, this just ain’t sparking for me like it should. Could be the laid back delivery, could be a million other things, but, while most definitely good, I was rootin’ for great, a bar this falls just shy of.

 –Jimmy Alvarado (Sudden Death)