Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
As a keeper of the '60s pop rock flame during the synth-pop days of the 1980s, Tommy Keene put the non-existent Washington, D.C. power pop scene on the map with a series of EPs and eventually several albums for a major lab... more »
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As a keeper of the '60s pop rock flame during the synth-pop days of the 1980s, Tommy Keene put the non-existent Washington, D.C. power pop scene on the map with a series of EPs and eventually several albums for a major label. Years later, now recording for the reputable indie label Matador, Keene is still sticking to bright, chiming guitars and quick, catchy tunes. Though no single cut stands out as the obvious "hit," the cumulative assemblage of tracks such as "Long Time Missing," "Getting Out from Under You," and "The World Outside" make for an extremely pleasurable trip down power-pop lane. --Rob O'Connor
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11 out of 5 Stars
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not enough stars there to do this one justice. Pity it hasn't gotten more exposure. It's refreshing to hear gimmick-free music, by one of the most consistent and underrated performers of the last 20 years. No pretensions, just outstanding playing, singing,and songs. Keene's not capable of doing anything less."
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Tim Weber | Iowa | 06/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tommy Keene shrugs off the "almost" tag with a brilliant disc of power pop that is the best thing he's ever done. One part rock fuzz, two parts tuneful pop and one part jangle adds up to one of 1998's finest CDs. "Waiting Without You", in fact, gets my nomination for best song of that year, bar none. Keene doesn't have the greatest voice in the world (it's a bit thin) but he knows how to use it, and with these great songs he couldn't go wrong. Check this out."