Long-running rock trio Cheap Girls offer a magnitude of jangle, boom, and twang on fourth album Famous Graves. The Lansing, Michigan-based group refined their sound over almost a decade of tireless touring, and the ten songs on Famous Graves pull the majority of their reference points from largely unheralded alt rock underdogs or lesser alternative radio rockers of the mid-'90s. The spindly melancholia of the Gin Blossoms or Buffalo Tom can be heard in the smoldering melody of "Knock Me Over," where elsewhere the band make subtle nods to the Lemonheads, Guided by Voices and other jangly gems from the era of the Clinton administration.
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AllMusic Review by Fred Thomas