"The Evils of the Modern
Pleasure Dance" CD
Genre: hard rock, rock,
peeler specialize in average hard rock
that's sometimes bland and sometimes enjoyable. there is nothing new
on evils of the modern pleasure dance, with predictable song
structures and lots of borrowing from classic hard rock norms. songs
like "pretty little things" and "half past high" are a wee bit bland
and cliched, though there are also songs like "the man i used to be"
and ballad "lonely days" that will stick in your head for good. meanwhile,
other songs cull influences from u2 ("the greatest liars"),
late 90s mainstream rock ("perfect"), and meat loaf ("the
deal"). this is a standard hard rock album that does everything
right yet still ends up completely middle-of-the-line. the more i
listen to it, the more i like it - in fact, there aren't really any
songs here that don't work out well - but i still would have liked a
little variation upon the traditional rock album concept.
Fun Fact: this
record's fifth song is named after phineas gage, known to psych
students everywhere as the man with the bar through his head.
[Vitals: 15 tracks,