Genres: pop/rock, indie pop
PO Box 3613
Jan 12 - 18 2004
infectious pop music is the name of Australian act The Forresters'
game - their melodies are pleasant and extremely listenable, and their
overall sound is smooth and extremely inoffensive. Skindeep
is their deeply engaging new pop album, and it's recommended for fans
of glossy indie rock/pop.
"Fool in Love" encapsulates The Forresters' sound
perfectly. Vaguely rock-injected pop music, somewhat like a more
twee-influenced Barenaked Ladies, is what you can expect.
This has mainstream potential, but shouldn't be shunned for that
reason - many of Skindeep's twelve pop songs could be hit
singles, although are probably too 'soft' and innocent for nowadays'
average radio station playlist.
"Tremblin'", one of this album's best songs, is also one
of its calmest - lush, rolling guitar and trumpet are used to create a
pretty, slow song that's tough not to like. "Wake
Up," meanwhile, like many of the songs on this disc, is a
pleasant, country-influenced number.
Overall, Skindeep is not essential, but is simply a
wonderful document of how pleasant music can be - The Forresters
belong in any true pop lover's record collection.
[Vitals: 13 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]