"The Odds are an incredible band that does not get NEARLY enough play in the States. Thank god for Amazon or I never would have been able to get my hands on any of their albums. Not to mention that I'm a HUGE Kids in the Hall fan so Craig Northey is extra near-and-dear to my heart (he did the soundtrack for Brain Candy and Dog Park, check it out!)"
The Odds are number 1
Ciaran Murtagh | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA | 10/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a Canadian living in the States and truly miss the Odds experience. I have seen them several times live and while it is true that they are incredible live you really need this album. Its classic Odds and Heterosexual man is awesome. If you haven't seen the video on Muchmusic (which kicks ass on MTV) it's a must."
Still Pumps After 10 Years
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 08/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Odds may be gone, but this Canadian band's glorious CD still rocks with the best of the big boys 10 years after its release. "Jackhammer" is one of the greatest hot grooves with Robert Quine's "pain guitar" rocking out. Whether it's "Sweetness & Love," "Car Crash Love," or "Do You Know," this band starts rocking & does not stop. "Heterosexual Man" is a great driving anthem to male physiology and psychology, a classic track. "Love of Minds" boasts some of the most crisp pop licks around. Odds have tongue in cheek on "The Best Things," "The earth is flat unless you're an astronaut." "The Little Death" is another great track that rocks solidly, "I laid down to take a little nap but there was wet concrete in my bed." The CD concludes with some Beach Boys-style background vocals on the midtempo "Fingerprints." "Bedbugs" is one of those rare rock CDs where each track is excellent. Who knows why this band never hit the very top of the charts? Seek out this little classic set from one of Canada's best-kept secrets. Enjoy!"
Loose Tierods and a Fire Full of Coal
Sam Bethune | Lincoln, Nebraska USA | 01/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I became hooked on The Odds after hearing "Heterosexual Man" on our local college radio station. I then went out and found "The Odds Quadrologue", a demo tape made for BMG that featured this track plus three additional songs. I liked it so much I ended up buying "Bedbugs" a few months later.I have heard The Odds compared to Toad The Wet Sprocket by a number of people and would for the most part agree with that comparison, except to say that The Odds' songs feel a lot more loose and unstructured. "Yes Means It's Hard to Say No" (with piano work by Warren Zevon) is a catchy, infectious song. "What I Don't Want" is also a polished gem of a song, but my favorite track on this collection is "It Falls Apart" with its hard-edged guitar attack and dual vocals."Bedbugs", along with the equally excellent "Neapolitan" CD are two excellent collections of songs by one of the most shamefully overlooked bands this side of The Smithereens. I highly recommend it."