April 20, 2005

The Cops "Why Kids Go Wrong"

Seattle’s The Cops make a raucous rock racket. With a crunchy guitar formula that borrows much from late 70s UK Punk (Clash, Buzzcocks, Elvis Costello come to mind), the five songs on Why Kids Go Wrong are lovely little nuggets of ear candy. All of these songs are catchy as hell; it’s hard to get “Waiting List” and “Protection Act” out of your head. Lead singer Michael Jaworski has a really great voice; his toughness never overwhelms the melody, and Why Kids Go Wrong’s hard edge is nicely glazed with a sticky-sweet melodic sound. This is a fine, fun EP that will leave you wanting more.

--Joseph Kyle

Artist Website: http://www.mtfujirecords.com
Label Website: http://www.thecopsmusic.com

No comments: