Mar 22, 2016

This Canadian quintet has been kicking out their own brand of power pop off and on since 1978. I call that sticking with the program. This album opens up with positively adorable Doo-Wop-style ditty titled “La La La,” and it’s all over the place from there. Pointed Sticks have a little something for just about everyone: an acoustic sounding instrumental that noodles about, showing some serious guitar chops; some rock’n’roll; some bluesy bar rock; ‘60s British Invasion-sounding stuff; there are horns, an accordion—and fuck it—a cowbell! All this comes wrapped in a power pop package that is totally timeless.

 –Jackie Rusted (Sudden Death, suddensuddendeath.comdeath.com)