Friday, October 2, 2009
Rolling Stone has given Drummer's debut album 3 out of 5 stars...
[RollingStone.com] With due respect to Levon Helm, most folks concur that life is far too short for solo albums by rock drummers. So there's clearly some perverse pride in this project, a band composed entirely of moonlighting Ohio-based rock drummers. The most well-known is Patrick Carney of the Black Keys, who plays bass here. But it's the wiry, hyper guitars and weird, snarly keyboards that spark this fatty up. The echoey vocals recall Nineties shoegazers like Ride, and the instrumental breaks suggest quality time has been spent with Pavement's Slanted and Enchanted. And that's just fine. Oh, yeah: The drumming kicks some ass.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 9:52 PM