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Nitromusk
Things I've Done
Stratospheric Records
www.nitromusk.com


I tried so hard to dismiss this album as soon as I heard it, but man it just won't leave me alone. Once again, I am not supposed to write full reviews on short albums or ep's but, once again, Nitromusk comes out of left field with drive and force that I can't help but take notice and pass on that knowledge.

First I tried to pass them as tongue-in-cheek, too silly to be worthwhile, then I realized they were too catchy. Finally I dug deeper, to see that there were way too many good hooks and riffs to be forgotten. Looking at all the materials associated with this band, everything seemed to indicate that they weren't serious about the music - but it is all a façade, there are some really choice and solid rock songs that pay obeisance to none, and create their own feel and evolution that entertains with tremendous energy and vibe.

So I fell in love with this album and desperately want to hear more of this band, so I have to let you know as well. Every song is funny, poignant, awesome with its changes and hooks, and completely saturated with energy. It is so in-your-face lackadaisical it makes me smile, yet solid enough of rock that I have to sit up and listen. The harder I tried to dismiss them, the more easily they won me over with panache and charm.

Find a copy of this album, you won't regret it.

-bishop

Track listing:
1) Calling Brian Early
2) Johnny Wannabe
3) Things I've Done
4) All Over You
5) Beautiful Ballbreaker


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