Reviewed on 10/12/2010...
On this cd debut from the Sounds, the youthful energy is contagious, and it bursts from the seams from the moment you press play! It starts out with the catchy chorus of the sisterhood anthem "Seven Days A Week" - oh woah oh, oh woah oh oh.
The Sounds then employ the use of synthesizers on the masterfully crafted and passionate "Living in America", who's lyrics chime "We're not living in America/But we're not sorry/I knew there was something that we never had, But we don't worry!"
They quickly build upon all this energy with the two-minute blast of fury "Hit Me!" - It isn't possible to listen to that song without moving your feet, snapping your fingers, or dancing your punk rock socks off.
"Reggie" has a great hook, and if you like singing along, is really a fun song to exercise your lungs too... "Oh no, have you ever felt lonely?/But they will never find out about us/It's alright, you'll be just fine now/Here by my side!"
Although a bit raw (it is their debut, after all), this album is awesome. The singer, Maja Iversson is equal parts Debbie Harry, Joan Jett, and Kathleen Hanna, but never takes herself to seriously - She can entice you with her cuteness, but then quickly reminds you at ANY time that she could kick the crap out of you! Definitely worth tracking down.
*As a side note, you can pop the cd in your computer for pictures, screensavers, and even cooler... three videos from the Sounds for "Seven Days a Week", "Living in America", and "Hit Me!" You can't go wrong!
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