Sunday, March 21, 2010

CD Review - Mt St Helens Vietnam Band

The name alone gets your attention, but that's not the only thing to like about this group. The debut album from the Seattle based Mt St Helens Vietnam Band is best described as musical cut-and-past. Although the album has been criticized for that reason, I think that the upbeat, shifting tempo, and the unpredictability of the songs create an energetic feel, and are exactly what makes the album great.
The fact that the band is different from a majority of the current bands in the Pacific Northwest is a strength, not a weakness.

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