STUCK LUCKY: Possum Soul: CD

Jul 03, 2009

I really wanted to like this album. I looked up information on the label’s website about the band before I listened to it and saw they were a ska band. And I thought, “Maybe this will be a really unique take on ska! Maybe this band will inject some creativity into the genre.” And, yet, I am so torn right now by possible things to write, both smart-ass and sincerely critical. But all that seems like it might be too easy. Instead, I will say that the album is fifteen songs in about thirty-two minutes and if you are familiar with the most recent wave of ska, then this will sound familiar. I know ska isn’t just a fad but a real style of music and I respect that some people want to create music using that genre. But I think that with a few exceptions, I am entirely burnt out on the genre and probably will be for the rest of my life. And the singer also sounded a little like the singer from Smashmouth. Take from that what you will.

 –kurt (Community)