Saturday, 30 July 2011

Usually putting a red line through a commercially viable band like Grinspoon is an easy task, but they touch base with so many different artists it’s difficult to highlight a precise definition – one thing this serves to do is push into the fore what Grinspoon should be: a creamy rock ballad act. Six To Midnight tries with the edge, the brashness and anger, but it never comes to fruition – it’s more part of the process of getting to the softer ballad tunes, which is a real shame, as the record only contains two sing-along ballads.

Perhaps it’s insecurity or a lack of faith in their own abilities, but they’ve clearly got the know-how on ballad-craft, with everything else going by the wayside. With that said, there are two tracks that’ll be adored by your sister; but for the men amongst us, you’re left with a fledgling look at Blink 182, Limp Bizkit, and Weezer. Flex those guns, or don't.

5/10 Powerplay issue #134

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