EP – Why Everything Goes Wrong – Good Luck Joes

Posted by admin on September 19th, 2007

  • Band / Artist : Good Luck JoesmySpace
  • Genre : Pop / Rock
  • Sample Track Download : N/A
  • Buy CD : CD Baby
  • Buy Digital Download : N/A
  • Rating : 9 out of 10

Listening to the Good Luck Joes, I couldn’t help but think it was me that had the good luck. This EP from the Milwaukee based band, is simply amazing. It’s not very often that an EP has such a strong lineup. Normally you get the leading strong track an a bunch of fillers, which if you are lucky are also fairly good, otherwise it’s tracks to just plug the gaps and bulk things up a bit. None of that is true for this 5 track EP.

The EP opens with “Invincible” and you really get that sense of confidence. The lyrics are almost delivered with a cocky swagger and it very much sets the tone for the whole EP. This is surely a track that would get the band picked up by a major label, it’s just getting it in front of an A&R man’s ears. What am I saying! Well strike that from your memory, but I’m sure you know what I mean. “My Little Thief” has a great beat to it and I can almost hear that contemporary sound, very popular at the moment, with bands like Fall Out Boy and Panic at the Disco, but this is more rock than pop, which means I don’t feel so guilty for loving it to death.

“The Peter Principle” gives the EP a chance to catch it’s breath and while it’s very pleasant, it’s the faster tracks that really get excite to hear more. “ATM” machine returns to the of sound earlier and it’s just sheer class. The last track “One in a Million” takes things down a few notches and I could easily come to hate this track as it’s when it finishes that the EP is over… thank God for the [Replay] button. While I do like the slower tracks, it’s the faster ones that really sell this EP. Here’s hoping that a new album is forthcoming in the near future.

Conclusion : I think you could say I like this album a lot. Actually I could say that with a whole bunch of expletives with knobs on and it would still be understated. I just wish there was an electronic way to buy the EP, as I’m sure many more people would love an easier way to buy it, than through the post.

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