DIALERS, THE: Self-titled: LP

An album’s worth of perfectly serviceable power pop, if at times a little perfunctory. Some nice melodies and hooks for certain, but I generally associate this label with a certain amount of snarl and rancor, and these folks come across as surprisingly saccharine in comparison. Not a bad thing at all, just not quiet what I expected. Still, solid work for sure, with some faint whispers of, say, the Smugglers or even the Fiendz scattered throughout. –Keith Rosson (No Front Teeth)