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New Sheets
Possum Dixon
New Sheets
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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For New Sheets, Possum Dixon snagged the talented production hand of Ric Ocasek, former lead singer of the Cars. Ironically (or maybe not), the disc bears a strong sonic resemblance to both the Cars and the Ocasek-produced...  more »

      
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All Artists: Possum Dixon
Title: New Sheets
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Interscope Records
Release Date: 8/11/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 606949022129, 0602498800256, 606949022143

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For New Sheets, Possum Dixon snagged the talented production hand of Ric Ocasek, former lead singer of the Cars. Ironically (or maybe not), the disc bears a strong sonic resemblance to both the Cars and the Ocasek-produced debut from Weezer. The crunchy new-wave sound pans out well for Possum Dixon--after their first couple of so-so releases, they finally seem to be getting the hang of crafting smart rock & roll. The first few tracks are a bit soggy, but lookout around track 6, when "Always Engines" kicks in. It's here that Possum Dixon truly begin to hit their stride; even though they seem to be doing the same old "songs about girls and what they do to us guys" that every other alterna-band is doing, there's plenty of aural ballast to keep the songs on New Sheets playing in your head for days at a time. --Jason Josephes

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5 Star........Top to Bottom!
01/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's disappointing that Possum Dixon hasn't received more attention for this album. New Sheets ranks as my TOP SLEEPER pick in 1998. From beginning to end New Sheets is strong both mucically and lyrically. Produced by Ric Ocasek you can hear early Cars influence, mixed with the distinct style of Possum. One listen to Holding (Lenny's Song), Now What?, Plan B or What you Mean will get your adrenaline pumping to tight guitar riffs, pounding drums and catchy lyrics. This is what music is meant to be."
Heartbreak City, here we come
11/13/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A long time fan of this band, I first was surprised that the follow-up to 1996's VASTLY under-rated "Star Maps" was as good, or in some ways better. Second, I was a little let down the band is pared down to a trio following the stormy departure of keyboardist Robert O'Sullivan. Because of that, this is the most guitar-heavy work the band has produced and because the songwriting duties are squarely on bassist Rob Zabrecky's shoulders, the most focused. draw all the Cars comparisons you want, it becomes clear after a few listens it's all part of a design to create a heartbreaking, euphoric album equivelent to producer Rick Okasek's opus "Heartbeat City". Inasmuch as these are songs populated by the disaffected, post-moderns of Southern CA, trying to be cool about being broke up. By the sound of it, it's going to be an endless bummer..."