Sinomatic

Sinomatic

  • AllMusic Rating
    4
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Born and bred in the Midwest and corn-fed a diet of hard rock and powerhouse pop, Sinomatic are all about influences and familiar sounds -- astute listeners will pick up pieces of both U2 and INXS (look for a bit of Michael Hutchence resemblance on the jacket pictures) on this debut set, with a little bit of R.E.M. thrown in for good measure. They're a slick lot, and doubtless will manage to heave a couple of tracks onto movie soundtrack albums along the line, but the exercise ultimately has an empty quality to it -- this set of sounds and musical notions has been heard too many times before. Influences and familiar sounds tend not to create something that sticks in the cultural memory.

blue highlight denotes track pick