Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Pomegranates: Everything is Alive (Lujo)
release: April 1, 2008
style: indie rock
[rating: *1/2] Everything gets off to a rocky start. Pomegranates recorded quickly--which doesn't always hurt--and the songs sound unfinished. They possess maybe a tad of wide eyedness, as the Ohio band sounds young but amatuerish. "Late Night Television" is a standout and makes me forget about the conflict in Iraq for a few minutes even though it has the vocal pitch of Ween's "Push th' Little Daisies". The alternating vocalists are cutesy though doesn't make for a substantial outing. They are trying too hard. Next time just let it flow. I mean, i can picture these guys playing at a youth rec center. Nothing beyond that. Now i'm thinking about Iraq again.

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