SIDEKICKS, THE: Weight of Air: CD

Mar 15, 2010

Man, this was one frustrating review to write. I usually know what I’m going to write from one or two spins through a disc. I’m old and set in my ways—I know what I like and what I don’t. These guys threw me for a loop though. I’d go from loving a song to hating it to loving it again as they went from verse to chorus to bridge. At times, they were tossing out way cool melodic punk stuff, and then they’d turn around and be all indie rock affectation. I just didn’t know what to do. I had to listen to this thing a million times, which is a lot more attention than most of my reviews get. I guess you could say that’s a good thing. These guys are at least interesting. Whether you end up enjoying this record (and I’m still not sure myself) it’s at least worth a listen. I feel like these guys could become major contenders. Or they could really suck! The drum sound is terrible, though! Whoever Eric Cronstein is, someone teach him how a drum set should sound, pronto!

 –Ryan Horky (Red Scare)