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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Review: Coal Mine Canaries - Greatest Hits, Vol. 3

Coal Mine Canaries - Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
2008, Wayward Canadian Music

Coal Mine Canaries' EP, Greatest Hits, Volume 3 is a tongue-in-cheek collection of musical wisecracks that is a fun, if light listen from the Toronto quartet. Cheater is an angry and energetic get lost song that gets high marks for its vibrant sound. Don't Cry Angel is a straight up rock rune and the closest thing to a single here. The Canada Song is an off bit of Canadian name-dropping set to a quasi-punk arrangement. The most interesting track here is a distorted guitar version of The Wedding March. This is a cute rendition but its been done by wedding bands for as long as there's been rock bands at wedding receptions, and the arrangement here doesn't offer anything new to the listener. Coal Mine Canaries bring a fairly generic alt/punk sound to Greatest Hits, Volume 3, although they do sound like they'd be fun live.

Rating: 2.5 Stars (Out of 5)

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