Sunday, August 12, 2007
The Else - They Might Be Giants
So it was with a certain restrained form of anticipation that I was looking forward to this album as I put it in the CD player.
It wasn't a feeling that lasted for long.
Don't get me wrong, it's not an awful record, just not a very good one.
There are indeed moments that would almost sit up there with the aforementioned Birdhouse; I'm Impressed is understated but undeniably catchy and Climbing The Walls is something Weezer would be proud of (if it was slightly beefed up a little). But there's too much generic geek rock on display to provide anything more than a sporadically, and moderately at that, interesting album.