The Stationary Poets
Genres: roots-rock, American roots-rock, indie rock
April 27 - May 4 2002
must admit, roots rock has never been a favourite genre of mine.
Although I can't say I've had that much experience in listening to it,
what I've heard hasn't really impressed me all that much. It was
because of this that I wasn't that excited by seeing The Stationary
Poets' album come in the mail. American roots-rock is what they play;
there's no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
Despite this, I found the album to be pretty dang good. From the
upbeat, rollicking "All The Love" to the mellower
"Don't Know," this album is a fun, catchy collection of
songs. Although it is true that some of the songs here fall flat, the
majority of this is very inspired.
If you're a fan of roots rock, this will definitely appeal to you.
If you're put off by the genre, this may change your mind; it
certainly changed mine.