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Waving At Strangers
Recommended By God


Another feeble attempt at resurrecting the rotting corpse that is pop-punk. This band might've been of minor interest if they had made this album, say... ten years ago. However, they don't have even half the talent of the bands they're ripping off, don't write terribly catchy songs, and generally-speaking have nothing to offer the genre.

However, "Apple Sauce Intermission", is scarily good. Nuanced, trippy, and melancholy like a fusion of Vangelis and the Butthole Surfers' "22 Going On 23", and/or Johnny Depp & Gibby Haynes' one-time side project, P, track "Scrapings From Ring." Alas, the rest is utterly forgettable.

In the introductory track, Waving At Strangers takes the opportunity to mock 80's-era NWOBHM. Are you kidding? Making fun of Heavy Metal is about as hip as mullet jokes. Yawn. Suggesting that your music has been delivered down by God-on-High is a level of hubris not to be overlooked, especially when it is a tired retread of stuff that's been churned out by the music machine for the last ten years.

-Jason Dunn

Track Listing:

1. Message From God
2. California
3. Topi Turvi
4. Ashley
5. Been So Long
6. A Pumpkin Tragedy
7. Masquerade
8. Apple Sauce Intermission
9. Gilde's Eruption
10. Break Your Fingers
11. Letter
12. Liar
13. Requiem (For A Summertime)
14. I Know
15. Jenny

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