Monday, August 26, 2013

Album Review: Feel the Sound by Imperial Teen

Imperial Teen has been around since 1994 putting out power pop. Influenced heavily by bands like Big Star, ELO, and New Order these guys have produced an album 18 years into their existence that shows a confident hand at producing power pop as well as a lot of energy.

There were five years in between albums for Imperial Teen and there is something about the album that reflects that. If you imagine over five years each of the people working on songs at home while they raise their kids, etc. Then they all get together pick out the best of the bunch and make an album, that's sort of how it feels. It works because the collection of songs are so strong but it doesn't feel like a cohesive piece of art.

Anyhow if you're looking for some power pop to throw on as wake up music to get your day started this would be a solid choice. It even has a moodiness to it that would come in handy for your commute into work.

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad.

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