June 6, 2008

The Fratellis - Here We Stand (2008)

Costello Music was catchy, immature and a lot of fun. Here We Stand is just a little less than more of the same. They still can write a revved up pop song, but they've replaced some of the spunk with lazy classic rock influences and end up sounding more like the Redwalls, a good but not great Nuggets-style garage rock band. Although the songs are generally good, without as many standout singles, the album starts to feel a little repetitive. However, if you rocked out to them last time, you'll probably like, but maybe not love, this album. "Mistress Mabel" and "My Friend John" are pretty sweet singles for spirited sing alongs.


Nightrain said...

Yes! These guys make excellent bar music... I love when jukeboxes rock The Fratellis cause it is guaranteed good times!