- Injury Loves Melody
Misery Loves Company...
goal on their major label debut, Injury Loves Melody,
was to make an album full of radio friendly power pop tunes,
they succeeded. If their goal was to separate themselves from
every other faceless mainstream rock band on the radio today,
they failed miserably.
provides us with a collection of hard rocking songs that should
certainly find a home on modern rock radio. On their debut
effort the band shows a penchant for catchy hooks and a great
use of dynamics - all wrapped up neatly in a three and a half
minute song which has been the trademark of just about all
of your successful bands on rock radio today. Two or three
tracks just jump of the disc as definite future rock radio
is a straightforward rocker with an infectious hook. "35"
is a hard rock gem in the vein of In Utero period Nirvana.
"Tell Her This" is another quality song that you
feel like you've heard before, it treads awfully close to
Semisonic's "Closing Time."
should have a successful album on their hands with Injury
Melody, and it is certainly a solid debut effort. They
show a certain fine
pop sensibility on most tracks presented here, and hopefully
they will find
their own voice to showcase this gift in the future. The album
ends with a
hidden track that's a very funny spoof of 80's arena rock.
Let's hope the
band uses the sense of humor and originality they show on
this joke track on
their next record.