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06 January 2004
Trana, Weird World (Lake Samm)
An unintentionally hilarious album of big rockin' assault. Apparently no one told these guys that no one likes Live or 311 any more. One listen to "Hello" and its over reaching melodies should have you in stitches in no time. And the way lead singer Steven Schmidt pronounces the word "hello" is worth a few good laughs again. This is the kind of goofy self-important wank rock that died out years ago, yet some bands still feel the need to punish everyone with over and over. I expect their career will last approximately five more weeks when hopefully even the band members themselves will realize what a futile attempt it was to release this lame album.
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