Love and Other Atrocities (Mausoleum)
by Scott Hefflon
Wyoming power pop with that sensitive-guy sensibility that fills the streets of Boston. Even Boston has the sense to ignore most of the generic guitar pop it spawns. Some nice guitar hooks, a good Cavedogs-type vocalist, thick bass, snappy snare drum, songs about, I dunno, girls and stuff… oh, who cares? Inoffensive and ignorable rock. The best song is a cover of the Boomtown Rats’ “I Don’t Like Mondays” because it’s fun, dippy, and you don’t have to think. Always a plus.