Review: Campaign – It Likes to Party

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Label: self-released

Released: April 20, 2010

Campaign’s It Likes to Party EP is as full of gritty half-harmonies and beer-soaked melodies as any punk rock out there. The tunes are raw and in your face with hooks sneaking in that almost require a singalong. There is a certain drunkenness to this record, yet it is not steeped in the stupidity of common inebriation and it proves, as well as anything, that the Hot Water Music well is pretty deep and still full of life. The final track, “Bored to Death,” is less dense than the rest, leaving the album more open. That always seems to bode well for the future.

You can stream this one over at Punk News or download it for free from the band’s website (along with last year’s H1N1 EP).

Ratings
Satriani: 6/10
Zappa: 6/10
Dylan: 7/10
Aretha: 7/10
Overall: 7/10

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bobvinyl, writer and co-editor of No Song is an Island, founded its predecessor, Rock and Roll and Meandering Nonsense (whose archives are found here), in 2005 and served as editor and principal contributor until it went on hiatus in 2010. He has also been published in AMP and Loud Fast Rules! (in print) as well as Glide and FensePost on the web. He has been an avid record collector since he was seven years old and enjoys sharing his love of music from the common to the esoteric.

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