Cheap Girls - Find Me A Drink Home
Record Label: Bermuda Mohawk/Los Diaper/Quote Unquote
Release Date: July 11, 2008
Lansing, Michigan based power pop trio who seem to love 90’s era indie almost as much as I do (and I love 90's indie A LOT). Also, for those who have been on the losing end of a night of drinking only to be reminded about the hilariously random things you said the morning after, the album’s title Find Me A Drink Home should bring a smile to your face.
How Is It?
The state of power pop and pop-punk lately has made me feel a little disappointed. While I can appreciate a good recording and sometimes glossy tracks can still work, I am starting to grow tired of the monotony. Countless bands keep churning out the same shit album after album and occasionally songs are over polished to the point of stripping away the personality. The only thing that keeps me from entirely losing faith within that genre are the bands that thrive on the fringes of the mainstream and can appreciate the fact that a little roughness and imperfection add personality to a song. The fuzzy and rough-around-the-edges pop found on Cheap Girls’ debut Find Me A Drink Home is the perfect antidote for my indifference towards the genre. Buzzing guitars, earnest vocals, and relatable lyrics are what fuel Cheap Girls' energetic debut effort. While Cheap Girls' album may be a breath of fresh air and a welcome listen to those who loved the raw and sloppy tendencies of 90’s indie and alternative, those who prefer the cleaner production of today’s pop-punk and power pop bands may want to stay away.
This review is a user submitted review from Rich Duncan. You can see all of Rich Duncan's submitted reviews here.
The reason they don't match up is because I try to be unbiased. If you look at reviewer tilt, it got a high rating because I personally like the album. However, I can't justify saying the vocals deserve to be an 8 because that would just be absurd considering some of the vocalists out there today. See what I am saying?
Yeah, for sure I see what you're saying. I guess I just don't really like the setup of the numerical aspect of the reviews for that reason - it seems to portray the reviews in a different manner than the actual opinion may be. I'd just prefer to have them eliminated, I think more people probably just look at those instead of actually dissecting the points put forth.