Kelly Pardekooper and friends may not break any new stylistic ground, but this is an extraordinarily polished and self-assured debut, loaded with hooks, high energy, and hummable melodies. Pardekooper -- who wrote every track -- is a first-rate vocalist, and his three-piece band is in fine form from start to finish. Well produced by label founder David Zollo, the album features a well-sequenced assortment of rockers, ballads, and mid-tempo numbers.
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AllMusic Review by Jeff Burger