Saturday, December 31 1994
This recording should be appreciated for what it is, a deeply personal scrapbook of sentiments set to complex melody and harmony.
With very little fanfare, Alabama-bred Remy Zero have done the near impossible—they’ve squeezed some originality and drop-dead beauty out of the standard guitar band format.
The Revelers have crafted a near-perfect album of R&B and pop. Without a doubt, Cleveland Rocks, it just has to send its best band’s ears across the Atlantic to do it.
Coming at you with a barrage of dissonant guitars not unlike that of Yo La Tengo or Pavement, Pope Factory proves that Sloan isn’t the only good indie rock coming from north of the American border.
It’s an altogether swirling affair that is utterly complete and satisfying. Sweet dreams are made of this.