STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 7723-7483 LABEL: Word Curb 8862542 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Steve Best
Once you've got over vocalist Marc Martel's uncanny resemblance to Kevin Max (sorry to have to say it, but it's true), this is a totally corking album, full of irresistible hooks, crunching guitars and everything that made the Canadian band's eponymous 2001 debut so exciting. ‘Substitutes’ adds 12 more slices of punchy pop-rock, ranging from the straightforward radio-friendly fare of "What's It Like" to the slightly funk-tinged "Breaking Me Down" and the funky-acoustic "How They Love Each Other". Basically I won't waste any more of your time, except to tell you that this is one of THE best albums of 2003 so far, and if I were you, I'd be down my nearest CCM emporium, like, NOW!
The opinions expressed in this article are
not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed
views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may
not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a
Interested in reviewing music? Find out