The Hockey Night

Rad Zapping

  • AllMusic Rating
    5
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

The eight-piece calling themselves The Hockey Night must have a very short attention span; either that, or a very low boredom threshold, as they leap from one idea to the next in less time than it takes to cook an egg. Like a compilation LP in a song, these guys go from electronica to synth esoterica, to light pop, to new wave organ pulsar-trance, to female chamber spiritual, to Beck-like white hip-hop, all in an instant, then vaguely weave them together. Then, a song or two later, they go from metally-grunge to folk at the drop of a pin. Mainly the creation of one Paul Sprangers (it must be a riot to be inside his head as the gears turn), these people must spend their hockey-viewing-time playing around with every studio trick they can to mess with a post-punk tune while watching the Maple Leafs play the Canucks. If you think too much music is predictable, we have some Ritalin for you here on Rad Zapping.

blue highlight denotes track pick