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Rediscover

Call Me When You Get This

(East West; US: 2006)

Egads, Rediscover sounds like something that is the result of Panic! at the Disco and Fischerspooner spending the night together and having some homely bastard child after the foolish tryst. Whether it’s “Baby’s Got Her Gun Out” that comes off less than stellar, or “Shake It” that fares no better, Rediscover are a bit lost. Sure, if the whiny, teen angst of getting your heart broken appeals to you, then revel in this. But generally it could grow on you like some sort of moss or bacteria. “Do You Think” again seems to go the exact same way, although this one has just a slightly better hook. This even while the singer is asking his girlfriend if the dress he is wearing looks nice on him. At times, this is rather painful dance rock to listen to, especially “I Consume You”, which goes nowhere quickly. “My Pretty Eyes” is more of the same electro-schlock. I’m sure the members of Rediscover are very nice, but this release is almost painful.

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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.


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