THANKS: It’s Not Funny: CD-R

Mar 15, 2010

Thanks delivers power pop punk with gritty vocals that are washed with reverb. Most every tune here is a mid-tempo stab that sometimes explodes into choruses, such as the song “Life Is Worth Living.” The song “Butter Nut Squash” has one of those sing-songy choruses that will bounce around in your head all day. These guys saved the best for last with their anthem pop song, “No More Unicorns,” which lyrically takes clever stabs at the online MP3/computer business of music. This album has that lo-fi, DIY endeavor of love vibe to it. What they lack in frills, Thanks makes up for with some fun songs.

 –N.L. Dewart (Thanks)