Saturday, December 17, 2011
Tenement - Napalm Dream LP
Finally, a full length from Tenement. Great record, great songs. A lot of chunky rough pop punk, not completely dissimilar to the kind of thing that the Chinese Telephones are doing, though probably more ambitious. The only issue I have with this record is how it is recorded. Some of the songs have standard clean production, while some of the songs have a rougher Marked Men-ish style. I have no preference for either recording method truthfully, but it is a little odd having it change from one song to the next. I feel like it hurts the flow as an album and makes it seem like just a group of songs tossed together. Not sure if that makes any sense. Still, that minor issue aside, it's a great record.