Zebra

No Tellin' Lies

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A likely story: Band releases an outstanding debut honed over years of sweat and blood but then the second album gets lost in the undertow. Through time, No Tellin' Lies suffers even more being sandwiched between not only the brilliant Zebra but also the dazzling manifesto 3.V. Yet Lies remains a quality slab, with awesome airwavers in the ripping "Wait Until the Summer's Gone (try deciphering those lyrics)" and the unique "Bears" (don't forget the accompanying vids). While "I Don't Like It" and "Takin' a Stance" don't carry the heft of anything off the first disc, each rings true and rocks mightily none-the-less. "But No More" simply stands as one of the trio's best songs. A middling piece from an act as talented as Zebra is still worth the time.

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