Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Review: Canine 10 - Don't Be Boring

Label: self-released

Released: 2008

Ah, pop punk the way it was meant to be played. No sappy, whiny singer fronting a band with all the punch of Muzak. No songs by a band more interested in posing as "sensitive guys" than in expressing discontent. No boring, fake sentiments. No calculations to "make it." Yeah, Canine 10 is the real deal. Infectious from the first seconds of "Sorry, Sorry" (the album's catchiest and best song), Don't Be Boring keeps punk's pop roots as well as its frantic edginess. The album does borrow significantly from the Buzzcocks (and the Adverts and Vibrators when they scale back the hooks a bit), but like their punk rock mentors, they represent a vision of punk disaffectedness that isn't overtly angry so much as it is sarcastic...and fun.

Satriani: 5/10
Zappa: 5/10
Dylan: 7/10
Aretha: 7/10
Overall: 7/10


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Blogger Jeff said...

Good to see there is some hope for pop punk. Any band that gets a comparison to the Adverts catches my attention. I might have to check them out even though my embrace of punk has somewhat withered away.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

you can't argue with an album bearing that title!

9:34 PM  

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