ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Chunk, hailing from Alberta, is part of the reason that people believe Canadian
Their latest effort, Slightly Different, should be renamed Extremely Boring,
as its 11 tracks offer nothing but one angst-ridden, Nickleback-esque rock
ballad after another. Each song is full of ridiculous and repetitive lyrics
like, “Just like you I don’t want to be here, I’m sorry/I
don’t want to live here, I’m sorry/I don’t want to be here,
I’m sorry/Well, I’m sorry” (“Rehability”).
Ninja Tunes Recordings
Through experience, one knows that at certain restaurants, whatever
is ordered will undoubtedly leave them with a full belly and a
content grin on their face. Similarly, with this CD, the name alone
will leave the listener salivating.
The music can only be enjoyed in a calm, appreciative mood; it
is not designed to break the charts.
Whether looking to consolidate all your favorites, or discover
a new buffet of goodies, this is the compilation that will do it.
Highlights include “All That You Give” by Cinematic
The End Of An Era
Grade 7 Girl/Core-upt Records
These local townies may be at war with society.
London’s Angry Agency is an up-tempo ska/punk/hard rock eight
member ensemble, all laced up and ready to throw you some in-your-face
The End of an Era has 11 slap-happy, yet edgy, nihilistic tracks.
Songs like the powerful “North American Greed” and “The
Urban Minefield” are anthemic cries stacked with guitar-racing
energy and united shouts.
This disobedient bunch complain about corporate mush and political
propaganda, but the use of trumpet, saxophone and trombone lighten
the hardcore tones.
If you’re in need of some speedy ska sounds to keep you
cranked, The End of an Era will keep your adrenaline running.
Together Again For The First Time
With the exception of bands like International Noise Conspiracy
and Sage Francis, Epitaph is known for releasing bands that are
boring and trite. Pulley is no exception.
The band’s fourth effort is just like every other derivative
pop-punk album. It speaks volumes when a band doesn’t aspire
to be anything other than a power-chord-pushing, pussy-punk-pop
outfit that could serve as the soundtrack for any teenage brat
with a skateboard and too much free time.
The music is boring, the lyrics are sub-par and their singer sports
the same, standard pop-punk vocal style. There’s absolutely
nothing noteworthy about Pulley.