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Sunday, May 25, 2008

CD Review: The Crash Moderns - Goodnight Glamour Good Morning Disaster

The Crash Moderns – Goodnight Glamour Good Morning Disaster
2008, Near

Power-pop bands are a dime a dozen these days. For every power pop band that makes it big, a thousand are started that sound just like them in basements and bars all over the country. Every once in a while, though, one comes along that shatters the popular mode and reminds us all what power pop is about: Big hooks, big harmonies: a soaring good time. If this is what you are looking for, then The Crash Moderns Goodnight Glamour Good Morning Disaster is for you.

Combining the pop finesse of The Cars, and the lyrical veracity of Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson, The Crash Moderns walk the line between classic 80’s pop and the soaring anthemic sound of many of today’s power-pop outfits. The mix is as delicious as it is unique. Goodnight Glamour Good Morning Disaster is an infectious album with melodies that will stick in your head all day long, and soaring harmony that will knock your iPod headphones into next week.

This is an album full of toe-tappers. Songs like This Time, Pimp My Life, We’ve Got Tonight and Be All That will have you up on your feet. I found 10 of the 11 songs to be unforgettable. Without maligning the one song left out from above in particular, I just felt that the odd song out didn’t quite fit here. It’s not so much an issue of whether the song was good but whether it belonged. Nevertheless, 10 out of 11 songs from one album as unforgettable is an excellent ratio.

The Crash Moderns have a unique sound that is firmly rooted in the past and has found footing in today’s rock scene. This is a first class outfit that deserves much success. Support them by checking out Goodnight Glamour Good Morning Disaster!

Rating: 4.5 Stars (Out of 5)

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Great commentary! I think you've really captured their vibe. Thanks for posting their review.