SIDEKICKS, THE: Weight of Air: CD

Mar 15, 2010

This is a modern, mainstream indie pop album. At the better parts of this CD, The Sidekicks have similarities to Hot Hot Heat—mainly for the vocals—but, at times, their music begins to sound a little too similar to the Plain White T’s for my taste. These are good, emotional songs with a professional sheen to them. There’s a poetic heart-on-your-sleeve aspect to these tunes. Take the lyrics from the track “Small,” for example: “You make me feel so small. I feel like you’re floating above me and I’m beneath it all.” It’s just not something most adult males (including me) would be into.

 –N.L. Dewart (Red Scare,