Brandston Hello, Control.
Published Apr 01, 2006While Brandtson have never been the most original band on the planet, releases such as 2000s Trying To Figure Each Other Out offered compelling, if somewhat cookie-cutter songs in the vein of Texas Is The Reason and early Jimmy Eat World. While the first track on their latest full-length, "A Thousand Year, might lead you to believe the band havent really changed, you would be horribly mistaken. It sounds like someone has been listening to the radio lately and realising that emo just dont pay the bills no more, and the result is the unfathomably derivative piece of total shit that is this record. "Earthquakes & Sharks, the second offering here, apes its opening directly from Franz Ferdinands "Take Me Out, while the subsequent song, "Demin Iniquity, could have been the b-side to Modest Mouses "Float On single. The rest of Hello, Control. continues in a similarly offensive fashion. Im not sure who Brandtson think they are kidding, because anyone who likes album is probably an idiot. (Militia Group)