Tuesday, April 30, 2013
VARIOUS ARTISTS / Dead Bands Party: A Tribute To Oingo Boingo 
Gathering together a host of contemporary indie artists, the compilation has quite a few respectable takes on the originals giving it their own twist while remaining true to them as well. However there's a few tracks on here that sound like the band heard the song a few times, rehearsed it twice and hit record. Including such acts as Reel Big Fish, Finch, Plain White T's, The Aquabats seems comfortably fitting for such a record. Even with a few questionable electronic pop bands on the bill as well, it's not quite as bad as it could be.
3 Willie Dixons out of 5
Songs Of Note: REEL BIG FISH / We Close Our Eyes; THE AQUABATS / Controller