SWEATSHOP BOYS: Two Men: LP

I’m not sure how many, if any, bands reviewed in this fine publication have had their vocalist compared to Billy Joel, but this could be the first. A number of tracks sound as if the world-renowned singer popped in when Two Men was being recorded to add his input to proceedings. Given that there are more than a few heavy nods towards a rock’n’roll style sound within Sweatshop Boys’ predominantly power pop-tinged-with-punk approach, the vocals fit in well, whoever delivers them. I wasn’t aware this band was still going so to receive this and discover that it was an album worthy of many spins was a joyous moment. –Rich Cocksedge (Rockstar, [email protected], rockstarrecords.)