Spend Life by Make More

1. Best End 02:36 – Immediately reminded of something I like – Built To Spill maybe?
2. Dead Hands 02:32 – Is this the first song again?
3. Bare Fangs 02:49 – Slowing down, some vocals.  Superchunk, after they went shit (or as everyone else seems to think, got better!)
4. Mediolanum 02:04 – The goth track.  Still, better than the Cure.
5. Loose Tombs 02:01 – Awesome – guitar starts off like Fried Milk era Tar Babies!
6. Less Deaths 03:14 – Reminds me of some Chinese indie rock that I’ve heard.
7. Future Ruins 03:13 – A nice Mascis blazing guitar riff at max volume would improve this. Do it!
8. Festering Legacy 02:26 – Noting a lack of dynamics sound wise after 8 tracks.  Solid mixtape stuff but maybe will grow like a My Dad is Dead album?
9. Spend Life 03:11 – The slow closer – goes all right.

Score: 6

Worth listening further: Yes

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Knows Your Sins by The Underground Railroad to Candyland

1. That I Dunno 02:26 – Slow starter – where’s it gonna go?  Ska-punk?  Indie rock?  Lookout Records!
2. Jimmy V 02:58 – Weak.
3. Animals? 30 Seconds?! 00:44 – Filler.
4. Animals! Run! 02:19 – This needs to take off but it doesn’t.  Drags like a Billy Childish record played at the wrong speed.
5. My Number’s On The Stall 02:25 – Weak again.
6. And You Think You Can Tame Me?! 02:19 – Ramones bassline with a Dick Dale guitar line. And…..next!
7. Bus 01:55 – Almost moddish verse – if it has a killer chorus…..alas….
8. Up For Grabs 03:57 – An album doesn’t need a long song here – unless it’s good of course.
9. 2010 02:02 – A shimmery guitar of nope.
10. We Aren’t The World (LALALALALA) 02:32 – Is this a Dickies cover?  I’m gonna go listen to the Dickies.
11. Bitter 02:58 – Rock is all about 4 bars and repetition.  Apparently.
12. Run Chicken Run 01:51 – In which the guitar imitates a chicken. From the 50s.  A cover?
13. Stop Cryin’ Kid 01:56 – I’m getting tired of the plodding lack of dynamics in these songs.
14. 2010 Reprise 02:56 – This didn’t need a reprise.
15. The Wicked Shakes 03:31 – Well, they saved the best for last but it’s not saying much.  This kinda stuff is popular with ‘the kids’ these days but what the hell do they know!?

Score: 4

Worth listening further: Nope