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Sixty Stories

Sixty Stories: Anthem RedAnthem Red (2003)
Smallman Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: MeganMegan
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Sixty Stories is a trio out of Canada fronted by a powerful female voice. Jo Snyder's deep vocals are distinctive and draw you into their recent album, "Anthem Red." Bassist Sarah Sangster adds complementary harmonies that soften up the sound nicely. It's a catchy full length, twelve songs in for.
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Sixty Stories is a trio out of Canada fronted by a powerful female voice. Jo Snyder's deep vocals are distinctive and draw you into their recent album, "Anthem Red." Bassist Sarah Sangster adds complementary harmonies that soften up the sound nicely. It's a catchy full length, twelve songs in forty minutes. Pop punk with hard crashing drums and a refreshing taste of keyboards and organ splashing throughout to lighten everything up a bit and bring the dance. And let's be honest, these days, it's all about who can bring the most dance.

Snyder's throaty voice just sounds so gritty and sincere that even if your attention starts to drift throughout the album, it's brought right back as soon as she opens her mouth. The lyrics are there for every girl to relate to, self-consciousness about weight, relationships, dreams. Sometimes the words get a little… out there? With lines such as "like spreading urine stains" you somewhat tilt your head and say "what?" but at the same time, you're intrigued by the lyrical styling. Snyder has a unique way of writing.

Basically, this album is a new take on poppy punk with more serious issues hidden underneath the full sound. Anthem Red is definitely an album worth checking out.

 

 
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Anonymous (October 27, 2004)

I saw them months and months ago and sadly their jingles for shitty roads and margerine were better than their songs

Anonymous (November 5, 2003)

well they have some talent the synth is from like pro tools or something so they have to play with it so they're fairly tight, but they're not interesting live

Anonymous (November 2, 2003)

Sixty Stories aren't too bad live. I saw them out in BC last December and they were alright.

Anonymous (November 2, 2003)

sixty stories are awesome
you guys should check them out if you haven't

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

Canada must be stopped! We don't want your rejects.

hungryjoe (November 1, 2003)

This actually came out in 2002 on Smallman, and 2003 on Hopeless. And if anyone cares, the drummer was in Painted Thin.

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

decent album, but this is soo old

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

chick sounds like a guy, they're boring live too. kinda funny while opening for modest mouse in winnipeg their drummer made it clear to the audience that he doesn't like modest mouse... sweet man

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

I reviewed this record a couple months ago elsewhere. Nothing to write home about.
that is all.
-Janelle

funkisdead (October 31, 2003)

that must have been justin.

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

you fucking sucker, i got you so good. there is no truce you jerknerd

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

your right brah, think of the power we will hold if we combine our efforts.

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

ok dude this is getting old lets call a truce

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

dont call me a dicklick you cumbath

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

dont call me a fucktard, dicklick

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

no its not you fucktard

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

yes

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

so is this better than the carlsonics, or what?

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