Album – Tough Guy Cliches – Bronx Cheerleader

Posted by admin on March 22nd, 2006

I don’t know what it is, but some bands are just so instantly recognisable as Canadian. I know that they have a lot of different cultural influences, but then so does the US, so that isn’t it. Whatever it is, it’s a welcome relief to a lot of music out there.

It’s funny when you first see the album cover, you sort of feel a bit misdirected. With a very 1920s gangster style of artwork, the music isn’t quite what you would expect. Certainly that should be no surprise, as even the bands name is sort of confusing, I didn’t see a cheerleader once.

The CD opens with a Gaelic sounding “Crapshooter’s Blues in A”, but I think that’s just the mandolin, don’t let that put you off though. The whole album has a laid back, relaxed acoustic feel to it. I think the only real downside I have to this album, is that there’s nothing really on it that grabs me. I don’t mean because it’s all laid back, it’s just that none of the songs really clicked with me, even though they are all very pleasant. That being said, this is still a very enjoyable album to while away some time with.

Conclusion : You can take any song off of this album and if you like it, you’ll like the album. My only reservation is that there’s just something missing that I cant quite put my finger on.

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