ROMAN LINE, THE: Morning Portraits: CD

Pop punk with some old school country sound. Recorded by Joe Queer, these Canadians play their influences (Screeching Weasel, the Queers, Ramones, etc.) and have a girl on the cover of their CD with cankles. The songs with the country influence are a little more fun, reminding me of something that Avail might try and pull off if they had some country sound, although those songs as performed by The Roman Line do tend to border on sounding clichéd. However, like most albums I review, this is average and generally uninspired.

 –kurt (Merman)