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I Walk The Line
November 1, 2009, 5:32 pm
Filed under: Album Reviews

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I Walk The Line
Black Wave Rising
Boss Tuneage

Wallet chains and bowling shirts at the ready, its the Fins and they’re doing Nineties Pop-Punk! Albeit with a lick of black eyeliner, this is more pre-millennial than a basket case full of dookie, located closer to the So-Cal suburbs than Helsinki. Though not quite as breezy as the likes of say The Offspring, check listed are the shout-a-long choruses, the antiseptic production, the Cocker-esque vocals and also the relative lack of intelligence compared to that which underpinned the pogo 20 years prior – palatable, undemanding and limp as a Bizkit. Elsewhere, they attempt a truly heinous conflation of raucous preppy-punk and pouting, new-wave synths, like Maximo Park playing Daytona Beach. It’s not until the very last track do they drop the hammer, making for an enjoyable RFTC-style romp, but its too little too late.

5/10

Download: Just A Number, Black Wave, Way Back Home

For Fans Of: Green Day, The Clash, The Sounds

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