Solarbaby

Another Sidewalk's Bloody Dream

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In the wake of Soul Asylum and the Replacements, many bands have carried on the tradition of Rolling Stones-influenced alternative rock. Solarbaby is one of the many, delivering their version of this sound with the snotty, thin vocals and rootsy guitars that move them very close to Soul Asylum territory indeed. What they may lack in originality they make up for in good lyrics and skilled playing. The band sounds good; in fact, there are many points in the music where the sound overtakes the content, leaving the song behind in favor of maintaining the wall of lazy guitars and Hammond organs. The true problem with Another Sidewalk's Bloody Dream is that a good number of the songs sound great while they are playing, but are easily forgotten afterwards. Still, a few songs (most notably "I'm Your Superman" and "Benzedream") are quite catchy, and the album never gets boring. This is an album that represents a band still fleshing out songs from an established sound, but fans of this sort of rock will probably want to check this out.

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