Wolfie - Where's Wolfie
Parasol Records

Punk fans beware -- this is a total pop record.  Gooey vocals, keyboards, 
jangly pop, it's all here.......and I couldn't be happier.  This band rocks 
it in the happiest, sunniest, most upbeat way possible.  It's infectious, and 
like any great pop band, their vocal lines get stuck in your head for days on 
end.  While the last CD seems to be a little more straight ahead in terms of 
musical stylings, this one doesn't stray far.  A story must be told about the 
recording of this album, though.  Apparently Mud offered them X amount of 
dollars to record the album but the band instead purchased an 8-track 
reocrder and did it themselves.  That's probably what offers to the slightly 
more "lo-fi" sound on this one.  Songs like "I'm an Engineer" are reminiscent 
of Mike Downey's own side project, Mathlete and have a very noisy, lo-fi 
sound.  It's nice to hear Wolfie developing and expanding on their sound -- 
gotta give 'em props for that.  Luckily, they don't stray too far.  We still 
get all the cuteness, all the catchiness, the absolute teeth rotting 
sweetness.  I don't know what else to say -- if you like catchy boy/girl vocals 
and casio keyboard cuteness, buy this fast.  If not, lighten up.

...david smith...

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