Album – Small Man Syndrome – Mybe

Posted by admin on March 24th, 2006

If you want to kick back and relax, this probably isn’t the album for you, unless you like to relax to a high octane mix of pop and punk. Your ears are certainly going to get a workout with this, make no mistake. Also the thing I find with this album, is that it just flies by. It’s not that the songs are unusually short, although there is one that’s just under the 2 minute mark and another one at the end that hits the 20 minute mark, but this is one of the all too common album ending ramble tracks, that you find on many CDs. This album is a classic example of what I call “Ikea Syndrome”. If you’ve ever been to Ikea, you’ll understand what I mean. You walk through the main entrance and before you know it, you’re at the exit. Anyway I digress.

With a very edgy, modern sound, I can just imagine listening to this band at an outdoor gig with a few beers. As a collective work, this album is outstanding. Fueled by a strong drum and guitar sound, the vocals are rough, ready and unapologetic. Sure there’s a few colourful words here and there, but if you don’t like it, make like an olive and get stuffed…. Ooops, sorry got caught in the moment, that’s a lie, but what the hell, it makes this paragraph a little longer.

With 12 tracks, it’s hard to know where to start. I could begin at the beginning and in a way I am, but I’m feeling a little unconventional, so will start with my favorite track “From Monkey’s to Morons”, what a great title for a song and I think the title gives you enough of a gist as to what the song is about. Other notable tracks are “Never Pass Go”, “Absynthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder” and “Can Buy Me Love” with it’s ska influences, quite a departure from the rest of the tracks on the album.

The bands sound, runs throughout and I have no doubt that with the right kind of luck, this band will go far. It’s time for record execs to pull their heads out of thei… the sand and realise just how many great unsigned bands there are.

Conclusion : Whether you want to recreate your own mosh pit at home, drive your parents mad, or just enjoy some great, loud music, this is the album for you. The band also have a few free songs recorded after the album available on their site, so get downloading and don’t forget to pick up a copy of the album in the process.

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