This is a great interesting band. This is the debut and self-titled album for She Wants Revenge, a new band that garnered a following due to opening for a bunch of Bloc Party shows. This band takes the goth/electronic/pop sounds from the Cure and their modern counterparts. The writing is pointed, straightforward and focuses on relationships with a few extremely dark tunes in the mix. The lyrics can be a bit repetitive and the robotic lead vocals can get tiring, but the gothy electronica is excellent. This is for fans of Massive Attack, Girls Against Boys and Psychedelic Furs. I’m not sure how this disc will hold up to repeated listening, but for now I dig it.
2.75 out of 4.00 on the Vin Swanson Scale.
Listening to them is like staring at a giant crack in the pavement when your face is cold.
This is the debut full-length and self-titled album for Morningwood. This is purely a fun disc. While talented, Chantal Claret melds her decent voice with former members of Spacehog and the Wallflowers, the buzzy production and horrible lyrics nearly tank this CD. The result is a fun schlocky-glam-rock band sound that sounds almost exactly like the Donnas, though not nearly as focused. Fans of the Donnas or the Yeah Yeah Yeahs should dig these guys. Overall, it is an enjoyable, but barely mediocre debut.
2.00 out of 4.00 on the Vin Swanson Scale.