April 22, 2005

The Sights "The Sights"

Lovely! This Detroit trio could easily be grouped in with that whole ‘rock revival’ movement, and while such a classification might be understandable, it wouldn’t be all that fair to these guys, because they’re a bit better than that. The trio owe more to Queen than the Rolling Stones or the MC5, and, really, there's nothing at all wrong with that, because these guys make some great music. For their third album, they've continued to pour on the melodies, and the results are simply excellent. They make a crunchy sound on "Will I Be True?" and "Last Chance," they get all cool and mellow on "Waiting On A Friend" and "Frozen Nose," and there's few songs that are as sweet as the lovely "Baby's Knocking Me Down." Lead singer Eddie Baranek sings with a syrupy-sweet style that's instantly appealing, and poured over the band's crunchy rhythm, their music will make you hyper. If you place The Sights between your Raspberries and Jellyfish records, you'll discover that these guys are carrying the proud torch of bubblegum-rock, and they do it quite well. Enjoy and avoid at your own risk!

--Joseph Kyle

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

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