"We've Met An Impasse (By Midnight We'll Be Naked)" CD (Substandard)
I've been struggling with this album for several months now. It sounds like college rock from the 1980s and 1990s updated for a new decade which has no use for it, blending emo, art-rock, perhaps a touch of prog ... you get the drift. There's a fair degree of impressive musicianship here (particularly the drumming and the soaring vocals), but these noodly guitars drive me batshit. It's almost all notes - played slowly. As such, this is pretty much incapable of rocking by any definition, no matter how loose, of that word. Despite listening to this thing at least a dozen times, I still have absolutely no reaction to it. However my gut feeling is that most readers of this magazine (and by most I mean all but one or two) will have no use for it at all.