Overmars' debut Highlife displays the group's evocative, appealing pop songwriting skills. Tracks like "Black Wheel," "Nightmare at Noon" and "Stars Collide" build on pop/rock traditions but take them in different directions, thanks to the production by the group's vocalist/guitarist Brendan Feeney and the Butcher Brothers' Phil Nicolo. Overmars makes radio-friendly alternative rock that outsmarts the competition.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares