Call for Book Reviewers and Bloggers

Music
cover art

Pretty Flowers

Pretty Flowers

(Banana Seat; US: 1 Jul 2006)

You often can’t tell a lot from three songs, but Brooklyn, New York, outfit Pretty Flowers are able to make the most of their time, albeit with a rather low sound quality that diminishes songs like “Riot”. The group sounds like a power pop band mixed with a gritty garage rock pedigree on the opening track. But “Knife Fight” is a tepid and average track that doesn’t really overly impress. Again, the sound mix is quite poor as the power and intensity is basically lost. “I’ve Got Your Love” is by far the most polished and near-perfect of the trio of tunes, with a punk-ish quality complementing the power pop feeling. Not a lot to get excited about, but it still has a couple of moments. Hopefully the sound quality on future albums is much better.

Rating:

Originally from Cape Breton, MacNeil is currently writing for the Toronto Sun as well as other publications, including All Music Guide, Billboard.com, NME.com, Country Standard Time, Skope Magazine, Chart Magazine, Glide, Ft. Myers Magazine and Celtic Heritage. A graduate of the University of King's College, MacNeil currently resides in Toronto. He has interviewed hundreds of acts ranging from Metallica and AC/DC to Daniel Lanois and Smokey Robinson. MacNeil (modestly referred to as King J to friends), a diehard Philadelphia Flyers fan, has seen the Rolling Stones in a club setting, thereby knowing he will rest in peace at some point down the road. Oh, and he writes for PopMatters.com.


Comments
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements
Win a 15-CD Pack of Brazilian Music CDs from Six Degrees Records! in PopMatters Contests on LockerDome

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.