ROOKIE: A Lot to Live: CD

Jun 29, 2007

Although I’m not terribly fond of the band’s name, I am terribly fond of their record. It makes me think of Face to Face meets Electric Frankenstein, muscular and straightforward, a pop sensibility mixed in, and lyrical maturity that combines understandable cynicism with an upbeat attitude to spite it. All-around, a terrific record that combines power with intricacy, grace, and perceptivity.

 –Eric Carlson (Pickup)