The Westside Daredevils

All Things Small Produce a Spark

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

The Westside Daredevils' All Things Small Produce a Spark is chock-full of ear-pleasing (occasionally jangly) guitar pop, bright harmonies, and some psychedelic touches. "Darling Currency" would fit snugly on a recent Teenage Fanclub album, while "Andrea" sports a distinct Elvis Costello influence. There's also some bite to the group's pop vision, as evidenced by harder-rocking tunes such as "Camera Religion," which sounds more than a bit like Blur, and "We Miss Him So," which ends on thick waves of guitar. The Knoxville, TN, group's highly tuneful, strong debut places it firmly in the Southeastern lineage of such melodic predecessors as Dillon Fence. The album was recorded at Superdrag drummer Don Coffey's studio and released on Lynn Point Records, the label run by former V-Roys members Mic Harrison and Jeff Bills.

blue highlight denotes track pick