I was starting to think I’d lost my love of rock music, since I mostly listen to blues and folk these days. But it seems to be the quality of the rock rather than the noise itself that had turned me off. Toadies songs like “So Long Lovey Eyes”, “I Am a Man of Stone”, and the stand out track “Flower” quake with the kind of guitar reverberation and severe drum thump that has sadly been absent from the aughts, and Lewis’ throaty wail is still in top form.
The bluesier dissonance and muffled vocals of “No Deliverance” sound like the testosterone answer to PJ Harvey’s “To Bring You My Love”. Other tracks are a blander brand of ’90s influenced rock, but I’d listen to this album over so-called “indie-rock” bands any day.
Toadies – No Deliverance (mp3 expired)