June 7, 2010 | Filed Under music
Tags: eureka, rooney, stars and stripes
Although it may seem true, not everything that happens in the Mania is techno. We listen to everything from gangster rap to gospel. Switch that gear lever from techno to 60/70’s California Pop and let’s take a cruise up PCH, through Malibu.
Rooney, knowing I’ve been a long time fan, kindly sent their upcoming album ‘Eureka’ for me to check out. As a fan I honestly CANNOT say it’s AMAZING. It has a few gems, but as an album it isn’t something I’m impressed with. After so long in the making and with their previous songwriting being so good, something is left to be desired in this release.
I try not to compare future albums with previous albums, but it’s so hard not to. The previous two albums were straight no frills old Southern California power-pop albums –killer hook after killer hook. It just feels like they got tired of the happiness and went to sleep on this one. Is Rooney growing up?
Here’s one track that stood out. Everything about it is perfect, but it’s a pity it doesn’t last longer.
Pick your head up, Rooney, life isn’t this sad. (and I still love you)