Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
This Tustin, California, trio satisfies a love of heavy sludge and great pop hooks, falling somewhere between Kyuss and Seaweed. The production is raw, the songs are great, and the band has a good sense of humor as well. C... more »
This Tustin, California, trio satisfies a love of heavy sludge and great pop hooks, falling somewhere between Kyuss and Seaweed. The production is raw, the songs are great, and the band has a good sense of humor as well. Check out the opener "Rock Anthem for the Retarded Teenage Hipster Population" for an indication of this band's greatness: crunching guitars, rough yet melodic vocals and a strong hook. This is a consistently strong album with no shortage of visceral appeal. --Adem Tepedelen
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Reviewed on 3/1/2011...
Check out a podcast review of Smile's Maquee on the Dig Me Out Podcast: http://digmeoutpodcast.blogspot.com/
'90s equivalent of a spotty '60s garage album....
Crass Gnat | 01/30/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There are precisely THREE great songs on this album - Staring at the Sun (a minor national radio hit), Picture Made Past, and Papaya Clearance Sale. The rest of the album ranges from pretty good to terrible, though the music isn't always to blame for the latter; some of the tracks are poorly recorded and/or feature too much guitar noise (be it amp hiss or fatigue-inducing distortion). Of course, Maquee at its best still sounds stuck in the mid-'90s, when grunge was coming out of vogue musically and commercially. Unfortunately, Smile were simultaneously too quirky and too mediocre to transcend their status as flavor of the month."