RUNNING LIKE THIEVES: Same Time Next Year: CD

This is a tough one for me. The music is pretty rockin’, but it loses me on the vocals. I don’t know if it’s just in the recording, because everything seems to be a bit cleaner than I hope they sound, but they just rub me the wrong way. It sounds like the vocals should blend in with the other instruments, but they’re pulled forward where they can’t really hold their own. It just seems to be lacking something – whether it’s balls, passion, anger, or a combination of other elements. Medio-core.

 –megan (Livewire)