Every song catchy and listenable
Steven C. Moore | Chicago, IL | 12/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is under-rated. It's true they didn't change the world but who does? I recently found this CD again and listening to it realized it's better than most anything on pop radio today. I haven't heard the group's later efforts, but this was an energetic, original spin on the rhythmic things going on in alternative rock of the late 80's/early 90's. It's a great effort from a virtually unknown band, not overproduced, with lyrics that are light but smart, sly, sexy. Just good fun edgy pop rock, dark and sweet. I've re-bought old CD's from groups of this era, wondering if I'd like them as much the second time around. Most disappoint, sounding dated. This one is as good today as it was then."
The GREAT lost album of the 90s
kevin m antonio | rumford, ri United States | 11/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"'Crawdaddy' is what albums used to be: 10 songs, 40 minutes long, and not a clunker in the bunch.
The songs are simple and extremely catchy; it's one of those cds where after you listen to it, you have to play it again.... and again.
'Crawdaddy' actually spawned three college radio hits, the soft-loud-soft "It Makes No Difference", the romping "Crystal Clear", and the life affirming "Fall". The thing is the other seven songs could've been hits as well, especially the one two-punch of "A Little Bit of Heaven" and "Honeysuckle".
I wish the Darling Buds had hit it BIG; they deserved it. This cd is proof. It's 15 years old, but still as fresh as today."
College Rock Circa 1990
marmbru | Raleigh, NC | 09/16/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Darling Buds did not change the world, but they made some pretty good melodic-kind of bubblegummy-guitar pop in their day. It's a guitar-bass-drums-poppy female vocal lineup. This album came out before Smells Like Teen Spirit and grunge changed the face of "alternative music", and is pretty representative of what US college radio stations were playing at the time. Crystal Clear and It Makes No Difference are two of the catchiest tunes. The Primitives are (were) a similar band."