Sunday, May 19, 2013

Album Review: Desperate Ground

Title:  Desperate Ground (Saddle Creek Records, Amazon, iTunes, Interpunk, AllMusic)
Artist:  The Thermals (Official, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace,, AllMusic, Wikipedia)

The Thermals sixth album, Desperate Ground, sees the band returning to the ultra-stripped down and lo-fi power pop of their first two records More Parts Per Million and Fuckin’ A.  As with anything that The Thermals release, Desperate Ground is filled with extremely catchy songs that straddle the power pop, punk, and indie rock genres creating that perfect blend of Weezer, The Clash, and Sebadoh.  This time around though, the songs lean more towards the band’s rawer influences, giving Desperate Ground a sense of renewed energy and urgency.    

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