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Steamroller Review

by Nitsuh Abebe

The five tracks on the Steamroller EP have a fuzzy pop dedication and a vaguely post-punk/new-wave tone that would make them completely at home on the soundtrack of a John Hughes film -- the band draws from Britpop influences like A House and the Psychedelic Furs ("Tom Verlaine" steals a guitar riff from "All That Money Wants"), and winds up with a highly melodic sound that has some truly appealing moments. Two tracks, "Steamroller" and "Color Me Gray" wound up on 1993's Furthest from the Sun LP -- a record which, strangely enough, isn't nearly as entertaining as Steamroller.

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