November 8, 2008

Cheap Time - Cheap Time (2008)

I am such a sucker for sloppy rock n' roll, especially when it smashes around huge hooks. I like the way it sounds and I like the way it makes me feel. Cheap Time delivers over and over again. The songs range from garage rock to punk rock to the crunchier side of power pop. "Too Late" is snotty, juvenile and awesome. The guitars squall behind nasal, shout-sung vocals. The repetitive chorus on "People Talk" reminds me of Jay Reatard. And it's just as good. "Permanent Damage" and "Falling Down" are my other two favorites, but every song is full of short bursts of energy and the album never drags. The longest song is just three minutes and the whole album only lasts 28 minutes. Sweet.