A vastly overlooked band from the Minneapolis
Erica Anderson | Minneapolis, MN | 12/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Zuzu's Petals was one of many bands from Minneapolis I have felt that was vastly overlooked while crappier bands like Soul Asylum got more attention. I first discovered Zuzu's Petals when I was a freshman in college in Iowa (of all places). I came across the band's debut album "When No One's Looking" at a local record store, seeking something that was not part of the mainstream. What I heard was a pop-punk fan's dream come true. "When No One's Looking" is chockful of pop-punk melodies but maintains a less than polished sound. Zuzu's Petals reminded me of Mazzy Star but with an edgier sound. This girl band from Minneapolis may not have had the raw power of the more famous girl band from Minneapolis Babes in Toyland, but they certainly had a lot of talent. The album starts off with the irresistably infectious "Cinderella's Daydream". The song immediately sets the tone for the rest of the album which is all fun and catchy. Pop-punk fans today would probably dig this album although I seriously doubt it since it lacks the pretentions and whininess of today's pop-punk bands today."