Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Shiny Toy Guns - Season Of Poison
Shiny Toy Guns
Season Of Poison
©2008 Universal Motown
A refined punk sensibility meets high gage ultra pop rock to meld into this latest offering from Shiny Toy Guns. The female vocals almost sound like cheerleading chants at times, bringing an unflinching in-your-face approach that suits the overall sound. Repeated listens reinforce the sonic punch of this disc.
This sophomore release kicks off with a bang. The first two tracks, “When Did This Storm Begin” and “Money For That” are alt-rock radio hits in the making. The sensational alt-pop song, “I Owe You A Love Song” is full of sugary Brit swagger. “Ghost Town” has the spunky rocker feeling of a No Doubt song reserved for the stadium faithful.
“Season Of Poison” stands up as smart alt-pop rock that should supplant much of what passes for modern pop radio. It deserves the buzz.
9.5 of 10 clicks