Saturday, May 18, 2013

Album Review: The Bronx (IV)

Title:  The Bronx (IV) (Amazon, iTunes, Interpunk, AllMusic)
Artist:  The Bronx (Official, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, BandCamp, Last.fm, AllMusic, Wikipedia

The Bronx plays a fascinating mix of early rock ‘n’ roll (ala The Rolling Stones), garage rock (ala Electric Frankenstein, especially in the vocals), and punk (ala Hot Water Music) with a dash of southern rock (ala Lynyrd Skynyrd) thrown in for good measure.  The band’s fourth album is a blast of punk fueled rock anthems that are driven as much, if not more, by their hooks than their ferocity.  The record’s best moments are the ones that sound like they should be rock radio’s anthems of the summer; in other words “Along for the Ride,” “Youth Wasted,” Pilot Light,” “Ribcage,” “Valley Heat,” and “Last Revelation” all should be huge hits because are that good.  This record is a must for fans of ballsy rock anthems.  



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