SIDEKICKS, THE: Awkward Breeds: CD

This third full-length album by these guys from Columbus, OH has eleven new songs that veer from punkish to power pop to slow rock. About half this album is slow songs that just didn’t do much to grab me and the others went from Weezer-type songs to songs that would sound great on a compilation from the late ‘70s to the early ‘80s. I really liked the few power pop songs on here. I hope that they go more towards this style, leave the Weezer-type songs alone, and cut back on the slow ones too.

 –guest (Red Scare, redscare.net)