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The Null Corporation
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The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Mike Brown and the Sneakies
Big Jealous You
M Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
These guys live in Boston and from the looks of it play a good amount of shows and have a pretty decent following and turnout for their shows. I'm going to start off with a break down of all the songs. Big Jealous You starts off with the title track that could be easily mistaken for a simplified version of a Foo Fighters song. The next song, "As Your Leaving" has parts that remind me of Oasis in a way and a bit like the Smoking Popes in a way but lacking in the lyric department - "stupid girls and stupid choices I only drink to kill the voices that are giving me flack I wish that they'd get me off my back and I wonder why I'm not smoking crack". On to number three, its entitled "Fuck You" and that basically sums up the whole deal. Track four, "Drag You Down", starts as an acoustic track and then drums and bass and accordion kick in and make number four the best track out of the first four, because it reminds me of Counting Crows in a way and anyone who knows me knows that I love 'counting crows' and accordions. Number five...

Ok, I'm not going to sit here and dissect the rest of these songs but for the most part it reminded me off the Counting Crows, the Smoking Popes, Oasis and Ben Folds Five all blended up with a lyricist that doesn't exactly live up to the roles of any of those other bands. Track nine is almost note for note the same as the first song of the newest Counting Crows album. If you are a big fan of those bands you might want to check this out and maybe you could enjoy it a little more than I. Next up on my list of albums for the night is the Counting Crows' This Desert Life.

Reviewed by Andy Vaughn
Andy Vaughn is a longtime friend of LAS magazine, where he has contributed occasionaly. He much prefers writing for The Toilet online, however that website seems to have died.

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