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The Paranoid Style (from the album The Interrogator available on Bar None Records) (Bryant Liggett)
The Paranoid Style’s style is cool. On their release The Interrogator they drop New Wave and Punk, Garage Rock and rousing bar band Boogie; Alex Chilton, Nick Lowe, Joe Jackson, and Paul Westerberg all have an influential hand in this D.C. area-based band, and that hand is held tastefully and with the utmost respect to the aforementioned. Mix that music with Pop culture and everyday observations-infused lyrics and streaming, rambling yet cohesive narrative and you’ve got something catchy, funny, and great.
The Interrogator title track opener kicks things off with rocking acoustic riffs and hand claps, setting the Rock’n’Roll standard for the album. “The Ballad of Pertinent Information (Turn It On)” kicks off with a fun licks and turns into a New Wave rocker, “Last Night in Chickentown” has a ‘George of the Jungle’ drumbeat before going piano Boogie Woogie, and “Are You Loathsome Tonight?” is a funny Country ballad. There’s an 80’s New Wave thing going with “Bad Day for the Group Chat” while “That Drop is Steep” has a Replacements vibe. “Print the Legend” has a keyboard intro and sturdy, steady beat that rolls underneath a dead-pan tone for the lyrics. That aforementioned lyrical style is uber-present in the latter as vocalist Elizabeth Nelson references ‘strip mall ice cream stores’ and “Chevron,” with these songs taking on a mode of everyday scrutiny.
This record is fun. Its familiar, and universal lyrical vibe, and its throwback to sounds of 1985 to 1993; however, forget throwback, because this record is all right now. (Bryant Liggett)
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