SPEEDWELL: Start to Finish: CD

As the title suggests, this is a complete discography of this Virginia band that existed in the late ‘90s/early ‘00s. The songs veer from introspective leanings to more straight-ahead rockers. But melody is always at the forefront here, even when a distorted guitar rears its warm and inviting head. Dinosaur Jr meets Catherine Wheel for a drink? That may throw the common listener for a loop but I’m standing strong. Well played songs, tuneful guitars, and rock solid drums make this one that you need to check out. 

 –koepenick (Coolidge)