Monday, February 21, 2011

Eddie Spaghetti - Sundowner

I will preface this review by saying I love the Supersuckers. However, in spite of the strong compositions (both Eddie's and the cover songs) Eddie just doesn't have the voice to carry some of these slower, more melodic songs. The opening track, "Never Thought I Would" is a catchy alt-country-pop song that I couldn't help but want to hear someone else sing. "If You Fall in Love" is one of the stronger tracks - it could have been a slower Supersuckers tune - filled with the cocksure attitude and the vocals stay in Eddie's comfort zone. Another place where this album shines is "Jesus Never Lived on Mars" which is familiar territory for Eddie - humorous rock and roll with balls. "Marie" is the best storytelling on the album - a gem hidden at the end.

All in all, a good record, but not a great one. If you're a Supersuckers fan it is worth picking up but if not, skip it and wait for the next rock record to come out.

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