No Comment Perspective

Take note: '80s-era synth, especially of the fake string section variety, is poison. Whoa onto thee if you dabble in its evils (may a plague fall on your house). No Comment's producer, much to my aural chagrin, not only lets them dabble, but they indulge, turning an otherwise perfectly harmless, achingly country song cycle into what at times becomes a task to listen to. Even without the synthetic wooshes and swells splashed liberally throughout, Perspective has little to offer the discerning listener. The instrumentation isn't ballsy enough to be a true country record and the lyrics are far too white bread to score any sort of serious points with a folk audience. The track "Light Breeze" sums up the entire record. It won't knock anyone over. (Independent)