Genres: rock, indie rock, indie pop
Sep 9 - 15 2002
Bill's previous self-titled album was a great exercise in
enjoyable, catchy rock. This, their new EP, continues the tradition
with a collection of four even catchier tracks! The first
song, "Charles M.", is a great example; right from you're
first listen, the melody will slip into your head and be the subject
of much humming to follow. Although it's just a regular,
somewhat Sebadoh influenced tune, it's got a great sound and
has the potential for both indie and commercial success.
"Cookie", the track that follows it, is similarly
enjoyable, though the title track tends to drag a bit. Luckily,
the closer, "Corduroy Dancers", is a pleasant bit of
noise-pop that ends everything off perfectly.
While there isn't anything groundbreaking here, Imaginary Bill
still manage to provide a fully entertaining sound for the
listener. If you enjoyed their debut album, or if you're just
looking for some catchy, occasionally jangly pop, Special will
be for you. Although, it may be better to hold out for
their next album in order to get more bang for your buck.
[Vitals: 4 tracks; no distribution; not released yet]