April 11, 2005

Kissinger "Me & Otto"

Austin, Texas' Kissinger make music that's straightforward pop-rock. Not a surprise, really, considering that Kissinger mastermind Chopper was in the pre-hit version of one-hit wonders Vertical Horizon. Most of these songs have a pretty rockin' beat that mixes alt-rock sensiblities with a blues-based rhythm that's not that bad, but not all that distinctive. There are some pretty good moments, such as the upbeat "Certain Girls," the driving "Vicario" and the closing ballad "Silent Sky." This isn't bad stuff; it's pretty good bar-rock, if truth be told, but like a good
drink, it's best enjoyed in the bar.

--Joseph Kyle

Artist Website: http://www.kissingertheband.com

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