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Staff Review

DRUM:KAN

DRUM:KAN: Louisville

Louisville (2004)

Waver Waver


2.5
This band is Japanese. They sound like a four chord indie/pop/emo group from the US with a Japanese accent. The songs aren't badly written, but it's all written in English. I get easily annoyed with foreign bands learning English to conquer the U.S. market. The song titles are simple and boring....

This band is Japanese. They sound like a four chord indie/pop/emo group from the US with a Japanese accent. The songs aren't badly written, but it's all written in English. I get easily annoyed with foreign bands learning English to conquer the U.S. market. The song titles are simple and boring. "I Know," "Alive In You," "Nothing Is Left In Me," "So Long," "Lasttime," "Crying More," this band read the book on how to be an indie-rock band, then re-read it, then asked the interpreter what the big words meant, then complied with every guideline it laid down.

This band has big ties with Kevin Ratterman (of the deceased Elliott), so it's no surprise that they sound like Elliott. All the songs are about four chords with some change ups in song structure including tempo changes, bridges, breakdowns, and overlying guitar parts. It's just...there are other bands out there that do this genre soooo much better. Then again, there are bands that do this a lot worse. A LOT worse.

This review is lacking. I know. There's just not much to say about a band like this. Sure I'd rather listen to it that most of the stuff on the radio, but I don't think I'd ever consciously decide to listen to this album. It's boring and leaves a bland taste in your mouth. That's really all I can say about it.