Fanmail - Fanmail 2000

Thursday 1st February 2001
Fanmail - Fanmail 2000
Fanmail - Fanmail 2000

STYLE: Rock
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 1380-3224
LABEL: Tooth & Nail TND1179
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £14.67

Reviewed by James Stafford

This is straight punk/pop rock. It's good quality throughout and well played. The bass drives it along nicely and the guitars are full, but not too scratchy. Singer Scott Silletta (of Plankeye fame) keeps the vocals in order and there are some good harmonies and background vocals too. All in all it is accessible and well produced, a consistent quality throughout. And yet therein lies its one weakness: there is nothing ultimately outstanding on this album. There aren't enough peaks and troughs. Having said that, Fanmail have spiced this album up with the occasional use of samples, spinning and scratching and have included a Backstreet Boys cover (!?). There is also a fitting tribute song devoted to the late artist and producer Gene Eugene. If you can't get enough of punk/pop this is a good album to add to your collection, but not outstanding.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Time Will Only Tell [Listen]
2. Break Down [Listen]
3. Shut Your Mouth [Listen]
4. Run Around My Head [Listen]
5. I Want It That Way [Listen]
6. Competition [Listen]
7. Genny [Listen]
8. Pulp Ficton [Listen]
9. Good Old Times [Listen]
10. Hero [Listen]
11. The Other Side [Listen]

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