FULL COUNTS, THE: Next Up: CD

The latest project from Eric Vermillion, formerly of Gumball, The Full Counts play a kind of bluesy alternative rock that I can imagine hearing a lot of on the local alternative radio station in the ’90s when I was growing up. It’s a musically proficient and well-polished recording, but there’s nothing on Next Up that really jumps out to me. You can listen to this, or you can go out in the garage and ask your dad and his friends the next time their blues rock band is playing the local watering hole. –Paul J. Comeau (Phratry)