MONSIEURS, THE: Deux: LP

Mar 20, 2018

This album utilizes overdriven vocals and the trash guitar hard strum to create some medium-speed-driven punk’n’roll with high energy dividends. The band’s high level of rock sensibility keeps the album from crashing into the “valley of every song sounds the same,” containing the carcasses of bands who stick to the distortion + speed = always good. They do a lot with a few chords and anarchic back-ups. “Suburban Girls” has a decisively Saturday night chorus edging into power pop sweetness. “Get Right, Get Ready” has a happy chant. I really love the anarchy of the impressionistic cover of Danny And The Juniors’ “At the Hop.” It’s definitely going on my favorite covers list. This album moves freely at a Memphis pace and distortion level. –Billups Allen (Slovenly)

 

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