Discount - Half Fiction
Kat Records

Pop-punk has become a pretty bland genre lately, with most bands either
cloning the Ramones, Screeching Weasel, or one of their derivatives. Rarely
does one hear a band in this genre that rises about these stereotypes.
Discount rise above. Their music is infectious and I find myself singing
along to Alison's voice on the CD and humming the music in my head when the
CD isn't on. Good pop music should be 2-3 minutes long, and at roughly half
an hour for 14 songs, you can tell that Discount's songs fall in this
category. The lyrics all seem to tell stories of everyday life, from storms,
"Clap and cough. Feel the rough. This is the little stuff. Trees are
snapping. Trash is slapping my windows. I'm mapping out the stuff that the
wind blows," (Clap and Cough) to relationships, "Let's go just to discover
how little we know about each other, how often we avoid each other's eyes.
It's like hail on our backs. We're digging up nothing but broken bones. We
determine too much over the telephone," (Soup) and anything else in between.
Pick up this Discount CD for some beautiful harmonies that will uplift you
on a rainy day.
...john heisel...

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