The Vague

Divorcing the Shame

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There's nothing at all vague about the Vague, a Columbus, OH, foursome that shimmers in its obvious love for all things power pop. On the band's eponymous debut, you hear a solid backbone of Cheap Trick and the Raspberries, all in the vivid Technicolor of a Partridge Family rerun. The Vague steadfastly and proudly remains a '70s relic, which isn't all that bad when it comes down to it, especially with tracks as memorable as "Track Three," which sounds like Ken Stringfellow penned a song for Phaseshifter-period Redd Kross. The White Lion cover at the end of the disc sounds like Bobby Goldsboro; draw your own conclusion.

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