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The Sheila Divine
Where Have My Countrymen Gone (Wicked Disc)

By: Alex Steininger

Tired, forced pop hooks and loud guitars collide on this mid-tempo power-pop record. The songwriting is there, though the wearing vocals and the generic pop formula that lives throughout buries the songwriting, rendering it nearly impossible to really latch on to. This is a failed attempt at what could have been otherwise been a solid pop record. Though, the way it stands it's just a clog in the pop pipeline, delivering songs more in tune with modern rock than anything power-pop. I'll give it a C-.
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