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CD REVIEW: THE DOLLYROTS – Barefoot And Pregnant

| 3 February 2014 | Reply


Label: Arrested Youth Records

Release Date: February 25, 2014

Rating: 7/10

Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur

It seems pop-punk isn’t dead, as witnessed on the latest release from The Dollyrots.  The disc opens with “Come And Get It” and the sound and direction of the disc are obvious from the start.  The guitars, drums, and bass carry the track smoothly underneath the vocals, just as they do on tracks like “First World Anarchist” and “Bury Me In Ireland.”  “Stupidly In Love” and “Under The Same Sky” have different groove and tone that other tracks here, but the pop chorus on both tracks keeps these from straying too far from the pattern of the rest of the disc.  “Get Weird” is a bit self descriptive, as the rhythm and groove of the track are weird compared to the other songs on the disc. “Puppy Dog Eyes” is another track that deviates slightly from the path of this disc, but it works for me and I really like this one.  The music isn’t overbearing and the vocals are reeled in to play well in conjunction withe the guitar and rhythm section.  Tracks like “Barefoot And Pregnant,” “Worstie,” and “Angel In Snow” don’t really add anything to the disc, other than attempting to lean more to the punk than pop side.  “Nightlight” is different and adds another dimension to the disc, as it slows things down and still comes off as a good pop-punk track.  “Homecoming” leans more to the punk side, but the band pulls this one off well.  I was hoping for more of a rock guitar on this and other tracks, but it never arrived.   This isn’t a bad disc, but it just didn’t seem to hit the mark for me after a few listens.

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