Sights Are You Green?
Published Apr 01, 2002These guys look and sound like the nerdy little brothers of fellow Motor City rockers the Go. The Sights come out of the gate all lo-fi retro-rock-y but then switch gears quickly into the 60s pop of "Want Is You." In fact, there is a lot of stuff here that almost sounds like a low-rent Sloan, complete with high harmony vocals, as with "Sorry" and "Not One to Beg." I guess there is bit of a Mod thing going on here too, as songs like "I Cant Stand You" shows. These guys can sing, and they obviously have a knack for writing the odd good hook, but the musicianship itself comes off a bit half-assed and puts these guys in the dreaded "not slick enough to be a commercial pop band, yet too poppy and clean to have any underground appeal" category. (Fall of Rome)