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THE GOLDBUGS – “Star in the Corner” CD

I thought I’d gotten to this already but when I came across it in the backlog I was surprised I hadn’t reviewed it yet; now it’s time to rectify that.  The first of two pretty much simultaneous albums from local band The Goldbugs is concise, catchy power pop with to the point melodies and clean, crisp songwriting.  Detailing the ups and downs of relationships in its various guises, these songs have more hooks than a meat locker through the layers of acoustic and electric guitars and rock solid in the pocket rhythms.  However, while the disc has plenty of bright and cheery moments, there are also turns into darker and angrier territory as well with a moodiness and use of feedback not so common in the subgenre.  In addition, there’s a jazz influenced track here that takes things by surprise as well.  While some of the diversity of the sounds may alienated those young kids who only think of pop in the post emo or mersh sense of the term, this album remains a must check out for those who like melodic well crafted pop leaning rock that doesn’t always fit the mold.  (BOONE)

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