3 stars out of 5 -- "These glammy rave-ups -- imagine Mika fronting Maroon 5 -- conjure big emotions without getting mired in tawdry realities."
1.Go Go Go
2.Love You Anytime
4.No One Here
6.Sons and Daughters
7.It's A Lot
8.Like You Do
9.Save Your Breath
10.Waiting For The Next Drug
11.We Felt Alive
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
The 88: Keith Slettedahl (vocals, guitar); Adam Merrin (piano, keyboards); todd o'keefe (bass guitar); Anthony Zimmitti (drums).
Personnel: Brett Farkas (guitar); Joel Derouin, Tereza Stanislav (violin); Robert Brophy (viola); Jennifer Kuhn (cello); Bob Zimmitti (percussion); John O'Brien (programming).
On their third album, California power-popsters the 88 make a bid for big-time success with production assistance from R&B guru Babyface and alt-rock mastermind Matt Wallace. The results bounce confidently from Cheap Trick-inspired shiny hooks to radio-geared melancholic balladry on down to a mid-tempo middle ground reminiscent of emo vets like Jimmy Eat World. But the highlights are when vocalist Keith Slettedahl channels his inner Robin Zander for some anthemic transcendence on tracks like "Sons & Daughters."
14495NThe 88 - Not Only...But Also (CD)http://oldies.scdn5.secure.raxcdn.com/i/boxart/large/76/46/602517764668.jpg?v=49.47USDDiscontinuedSpin: 3 stars out of 5 -- "These glammy rave-ups -- imagine Mika fronting Maroon 5 -- conjure big emotions without getting mired in tawdry realities."IslandCDPop-RockThe-882008-10-01
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