Throughout the course of rock history, there have always seemed to be bands that just can't make up their minds as to whether they're a pop band or a rock band. Or rather, they tip their pop/rock stylings so far towards sticky sweet melodies that they're a rock band only in name. Case in point, Tiny Animals and their 2009 effort, the appropriately titled Sweet Sweetness. While there are some passing musical similarities to Weezer and the Strokes throughout, Tiny Animals are all about penning melodies that stick in your noggin like a pitchfork that you just can't break free from. For the supersonic proof, the album opening "Youth Today" is a good place to start, as well as "Useless" and "Goodbye July." Tiny Animals make no bones about their desire to pen straight-ahead pop nuggets, as heard throughout Sweet Sweetness.
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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato