The Peacocks are often lumped in with other third wave punk and ska bands, which is misleading. True, they appear on a ska/punk label, Asian Man Records, and the band plays a fast, melodic brand of punk with a sense of humor. However, on tracks such as "Innocent," "Can't Explain," and "Come On," they also display a remarkable talent for and appreciation of rockabilly, showing that, unlike most third wave punk bands, they have a grasp of punk history that extends beyond the likes of Green Day. The Peacocks' use of an upright bass to anchor their sound further distinguishes them in a crowded punk field. In addition to the tracks already mentioned, other standouts on Angel include "Please Not Now," "I Don't Like No One," and "I Want My Money Back."
AllMusic Review by Robert Kaups