Super Pop Fun with Les Sloan,
By A Customer
This review is from: One Chord to Another (Audio CD)
Who said rock is dead? If it was these four lads from Nova Scotia (not to be confused with four lads from Liverpool)have resurrected it.
This is Sloan's third release, and to put it frankly its filled with pop gems. These guys aren't conceited or arrogant about being rockstars, its just about having fun with music. Each song brings something different to the stage, be it piano, a jamming horn section or mad guitar jams. The Sloan band keeps changing it up for simply an awesome musical experience.
One chord to another seems to follow the progression in Sloan's releases. Whereas, The Peppermint EP and Smeared seemed a sort of Sonic Youth meets the Beatles, a sort of feed back driven rock with tight harmonies, One chord two another follows where Twice Removed left off, following along with the musical progression of Sloan. The tracks are nothing short of awesome. The CD gets going with the rocked out The Good in Everyone. After this intro Sloan...has arrived. Other highlights of disc include Everything You've Done Wrong, with Patrick on vocals, featuring a super horn section. Who said pop music doesn't have horns in it anymore? Burt Bacharch eat your heart out. Another highlight is The Lines You Amend the song features tight harmonies, along with great mellow guitar. Somewhat of across between something off of the White Album mixed with 1965 Beatles. Nothing short of amazing.
The bonus tracks are perhaps some of the most fun music on the record. Recorded at a Sloan party, they include some hits, I am the Cancer, I Can Feel It, as well as some covers ie, Glitter and Gold, Dignified and Old. This is Sloan. The true Sloan experience is at a Sloan show. This is perhaps the closest you can come. The band is just at ease. There is no self conciousness here. It's just you Sloan and a couple hundred of there closest friends. If you find that you dig the "party disc" I would highly recommend the double live album 4 Nights at the Palais Royale.
If you're looking for good fun rock music, something you can turn up in your car and sing along with, check this one out. You won't regret it.