Myracle Brah

Myracle Brah

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While the first two Myracle Brah albums were often great revivalist portraits of quarter-century-old guitar pop -- in particular the Beatles and Big Star -- their eponymously titled third album finds them in a bit of a slump. While the first album borrowed from the Beatles and the second from Big Star, this one seems to move up to Mott the Hoople and even a little Raspberries. Nothing that Andy Bopp and company have ever recorded has been bad, including these 12 tracks, but this album doesn't have the impressively timeless feel of the previous two. On a few songs, they still capture the magic of the first two releases: especially the driving "I'd Rather Be" and "Going Crazy." Much of the other material just doesn't take hold nearly as well. Fans of the first two releases will find plenty to love here, but the curious should begin with "Life on Planet Eartsnop."

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